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14 January 2020 - Fallon Sherrock is first female darts player to beat man at world championship

Publié par Marion Coste le 14/01/2020

Fallon Sherrock: the quiet history-maker letting her darts do the talking

Tumaini Carayol (The Guardian, 18/12/2019)

What I have done tonight, I hope it just proves that women, we can beat the men. We can play well against the men,” said Fallon Sherrock moments after ousting Ted Evetts on Tuesday when she became the first woman to defeat a male darts player at the PDC world championship.

As she spoke, tears welled in her eyes because it was a moment Sherrock had been chasing for a long time. She grew up surrounded by darts. Her parents both played darts and so did her twin sister, Felicia, but it was not until she was 17 that she took it up after starting her adult life as a professional hairdresser.

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Fallon Sherrock: Darts star on fame, illness, trolls, women players and historic triumphs

Frank Keogh (BBC Sport, 11/01/2020)

"If anything, it has really helped me for whatever comes now."

This is Fallon Sherrock. Former mobile hairdresser. Single mother. Darts player. History maker.

The 25-year-old is recalling how she dealt with online trolls in 2017 when her faced swelled in reaction to medication for a kidney complaint.

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Hayley Turner believes more doors will now open due to Sherrock success: “They’re going to get better and better”

Samuel Gill (Darts News, 11/01/2020)

Jockey Hayley Turner OBE is a prime example of a sportswoman who has paved the way for women in a male dominated sport in horse racing and she believes now that Fallon Sherrock’s success will pave the way.

Turner said that Sherrock’s victories must have been inspiring for not only her but all women watching it and she believes that the more opportunities they will get, the better it is going to be.

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Fallon Sherrock first female darts player to beat man at world championship

(ESPN News, 18/12/2019)

Fallon Sherrock became the first female darts player to beat a man at the PDC World Championship on Tuesday.

Sherrock, a former runner-up at the women's world championship, recovered from losing the opening set to beat Ted Evetts 3-2 in front of a raucous crowd at Alexandra Palace in London. The Englishwoman made six 180s -- a perfect score over three darts -- and had a match average of 91.12 in their first-round match.

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