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


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.