Fallon Sherrock has made history as the first ever woman to beat a man at the PDC World Darts Championships.
25-year-old Sherrock, who is from England, defeated male opponent Ted Evetts at last night’s event after scoring an impressive six 180s.
She eventually beat Evetts, a PDC Development Tour winner, by 3-2 in the first round.
“I’m speechless, I don’t know what to say,” she later told Sky Sports Darts.
SHERROCK MAKES HISTORY.
Fallon Sherrock has become the first woman to win a match at the PDC World Championship.
Just look at these scenes, a history making moment for darts. pic.twitter.com/zqoOeyQLmt
— PDC Darts (@OfficialPDC) December 17, 2019
“I feel really happy because I have proven something for women’s darts, that women can play the men and beat them, so fingers crossed this is a move in the right direction.”
She later went on to thank those who supported her during the competition.
“Thank you to all my family, my friends and all the fans who made tonight the most amazing ever,” she tweeted, “and to my loyal sponsors who made it all possible.”
Sherrock will now go on to face Austrian darts player Mensur Suljovic in the second round.
I’m buzzing !!!!!!! can’t believe I’ve made history tonight … done it for the girls ???????? that was amazing! pic.twitter.com/LfDeqGYUzE
— Fallon Sherrock (@Fsherrock) December 17, 2019
An incredible outcome for the sportswoman.
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