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World Darts Championship: Van Gerwen Storms To Second World Title

Final: Michael van Gerwen 7 – 3 Gary Anderson

WLLIAM HILL WORLD DARTS CHAMPIONSHIP 2017ALEXANDRA PALACE,LONDONPIC;LAWRENCE LUSTIGFINALMICHAEL VAN GERWEN V GARY ANDERSONAN EMOTIONAL MICHAEL VAN GERWEN WINS

MICHAEL VAN GERWEN is World Champion once again.

The world number one completed a glorious 2017 William Hill World Darts Championship campaign with a brilliant final performance to end Gary Anderson’s two-year hold on the Sid Waddell Trophy.

Van Gerwen won a record-breaking final 7-3 as the pair shared 42 180s and the Dutch ace average over 108 on the way to a spectacular triumph.

“This feels absolutely phenomenal,” said Van Gerwen, who also hit five finishes of over 100 in winning a classic final and ended the £1.65 million tournament with an overall average of 106.96.

“I think it was a special game of darts for everyone who saw it. I’m a really happy man because I’ve worked so hard for this all year.

“Everyone wants this trophy and I’m really glad that it is me holding it – and to win it against Gary makes it even more special. He is a phenomenal player with a lot of class and I had to play like that to beat him.

“I’ve got great support from my wife, family and all the people around me and winning this means a lot to me. Everyone said that I would have to win a second World Championship to be one of the big boys. Well I’ve done it now and it means everything to me.”

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