World Darts Championship, phenomenon Luke Littler. He is 16 years old and tonight he will play for the title against Luke Humphries

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By John

Luke Littler never ceases to amaze. The 16-year-old Englishman has become the youngest finalist in the World Darts Championships, beating the 2018 champion, Rob Cross, with a score of 6-2 in the first semi-final of the ongoing tournament at Alexandra Palace in London. The teenager, already a legend for fans, taught his more experienced rival a lesson and will now try to write a new page in history in the final scheduled for tonight against Luke Humphries. «I have no words, it’s simply crazy to be in a world championship final on my debut – said Luke ‘the Nukè to Sky Sport, immediately after having emotionally hugged his mother -. I was already happy to have won a match and my goal was to still be here after Christmas, but now here I am in the final. Now I’ll watch the other semi-final and I’m sure it will be another amazing match.” Also known to celebrate his victories by eating a kebab, Littler told the microphones that today he will not do anything special before the final, which will earn the winner half a million pounds: «In the morning I will eat my ham and cheese omelette, then more a pizza late and then I’ll practice target.” Before him – who only in January, when he turned 16, took part in the first tournament on the main darts circuit – the youngest to ever take part in the final was 21, and he lost it.