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Luke Littler: 16-year-old reaches World Darts Championship final with victory over Rob Cross | UK News

16-year-old darts sensation Luke Littler produced another stunning display to reach the World Darts Championship final.

The teenager from Warrington beat 2018 winner Rob Cross 6-2 to continue his fairytale run at Alexandra Palace and move within one victory of becoming the youngest world champion in darts history.

Littler, the youngest-ever player to reach the decider of the premier darts tournament, will face fellow Englishman Luke Humphries in tomorrow’s final.

Asked on Sky Sports how he will prepare for the final tomorrow, Littler replied: “I’ll do what I’ve been doing. In the morning, I’ll go for my ham and cheese omelette, come in here, have my pizza, that’s what I’ve been doing every day.”

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He added: “It’s crazy to think I’m in a world championship final on my debut, I was happy winning one game, but I could nearly go all the way.”

He added that his semi-final opponent told him after his defeat: “God bless, I respect you, do it.”

Luke Littler reacts during his match against Rob Cross
Luke Littler reacts during his match against Rob Cross

Littler produces biggest statement yet in semi-final win

Nicknamed “The Nuke”, Littler, previously told Sky News that he started playing darts at 18 months old.

His sensational performances have made him the youngest player to reach the final of the world championship.

He is now on the cusp of producing one of the greatest sporting stories of all time, which would rival Emma Raducanu winning the US Open when she was 18 in 2021.

Littler produced his biggest statement yet in the semi-final as he downed eighth seed Cross, who was by no means under-performing, in stunning fashion.

He bombarded the treble-20 16 times and averaged 106.05 in a nerveless performance.

Littler is trying to emulate Cross by lifting the Sid Waddell Trophy on his debut in the tournament and few would bet against…

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This notice was published: 2024-01-02 21:00:00

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