Shamik Das

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Wolfie roars back just in the Nix of time

Martin "Wolfie" Adams holds aloft his trophy

Martin Adams became the oldest ever darts world champion after putting a halt to one of the most remarkable comebacks in sporting history.

The England captain and world number one let slip a 6-0 lead to 150/1 outsider and fellow 50-year-old Phil Nixon before winning the final set
3-0, checking out for glory on his fifth match point.

Adams had raced away at the beginning, blitzing the first six sets in under an hour - teeing himself up for the first ever whitewash in a final - only to lose the next six to one of the most amazing comebacks ever witnessed.

Runner-up Phil Nixon, distraught at being beaten    Trina Gulliver on her way to winning the women's world championships

Nixon, playing in his first world championships after 20 years of failing to qualify and having squared the match at 12-12, couldn't quite pull it off in the decider, Adams re-finding his form to clinch a memorable 7-6 victory - completing an English clean sweep following Trina Gulliver's seventh straight title.

Excitement, passion, pulses racing, unbearable tension, edge of the seat action, a thrilling fightback, David frightening the life out of Goliath, ... yes, darts can definitely considered itself a sport!


Blogger Kerron said...

Only one word for that "magic darts".

15 January, 2007 10:39

Anonymous dart vader said...

May the force be with you! :)

16 January, 2007 16:51


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