Jan Dekker was anything but enthusiastic. In the first round on Thursday beginning Darts world Cup, the Dutchman encounters Lisa Ashton. "It will be really hard. It is a game I can actually only lose," said the 28-Year-old – and the feeling brought thus to his brethren on the point.
For the first Time in the history of the world Cup in the legendary "Ally Pally" London is home to the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC) has reserved a starting place. In addition to the four times women's world champion Ashton also their final opponent of 2018, Anastasia Dobromyslowa measures, with the best men in the world. For the testosterone-foaming scene, another milestone. The beginning of the year have already been eliminated, the Walk-on-Girl" – the upcoming world Cup in 2019 is the first to be carried out without enema women.
first-round victory is worth more than a world Cup title
"We live in changing times," said Barry Hearn to the "Daily Telegraph". The 70-year-old PDC was President of it, the legends from the Darts world Cup, a beer festival and Darts legends like Phil Taylor or Michael van Gerwen to price money millionaires made. Ashton earned her world title in January of 10’000 British pound – with a first-round victory against Dekker, you would earn alone is already 15’000 pounds.
The guaranteed starting places for women keeps Dobromyslowa for a pure gesture of generosity, such as the 34-Year-old, the "Welt am Sonntag" said: "anyone Who knows Barry (Hearn), knows that he is not the just like that and without a good reason." Rather, they suspected a promotional measure for a scheduled tournament series for women.
The example of Van der Voort
celebrities backing the two world Cup participants will get to Michael van Gerwen. The two-time world champion predicted that Dobromyslowa survives, at least in the starting round against the British, Ryan Joyce: "We will find out how good you are, some of these Girls can really play."
Video: Van Gerwens throw for eternity As Michael van Gerwen made it clear to his second world title. Video: Tamedia
Dekkers great concern before the duel with the 48-year-old Ashton, however, shows that the process of female acceptance in the Darts-the Sport is still far from complete. Finally, Dekker knows exactly what he is talking about. The Russian Dobromyslowa defeated at the Grand Slam of Darts 2009 Vincent van der Voort. The "Dutch destroyer" is mocked for it today. (fas)
Created: 11.12.2018, 13:56 PM