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18th Dec 2019

Fallon Sherrock makes history as first woman to ever beat a man at PDC World Darts Championship

Incredible scenes.

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.

“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.

An incredible outcome for the sportswoman.

20×20 is an ambitious two-year long initiative to better promote and champion women in sport.

With the tagline of “if she can’t see it, she can’t be it,” the 20×20 movement has three targets to reach by 2020:

  • 20 percent more media coverage of women in sport
  • 20 percent more female participation
  • 20 percent more attendance at women’s competitions and events

And at Maximum Media, we’re proud that Her and SportsJOE is backing the 20×20 movement as official digital media partners.