World No 1 darted by Asian qualifier
– Japanese qualifier Mikuru Suzuki became the first Asian player to win a world darts championship title on Saturday with victory in the women’s BDO final at the Lakeside Country Club.
The 36-year-old tournament debutant completed a stunning success with a comprehensive 3-0 win over English world No 1 Lorraine Winstanley.
Suzuki dropped only two legs in the final as she clinched the trophy and the £12 000 top prize without losing a single set in her four matches.
“It was my best darts in this tournament, and probably my best this year too,” ‘The Miracle’ Suzuki said.
Having caused a massive shock by knocking out fourtime champion Lisa Ashton in the first round, Suzuki capped a memorable fortnight with a record three-dart average for a women’s final of 90.12. – AFP