Cape Town’s Devon Petersen, South Africa and Africa’s only professional darts player, created history a fortnight ago, becoming the first from the continent to win a Professional Darts Corporation (PDC) ranking event at the German Darts Championship, in Hildesheim.
Petersen, from Mitchell’s Plain, beat Danny Noppert, from the Netherlands, 7-4 in the semifinals before stopping Gerwyn Price’s bid to win a fourth successive PDC tournament, coming back from 5-1 down to end the Welshman’s 17-match winning streak.
“It’s been a long time coming,” Petersen told the BBC following his hard-fought victory. “I’ve been working hard, it feels like a lifetime and it’s probably been the last … since I was 15 … so it’s 19 years. To be a champion is amazing, wow,” he said.