- South African darts player Devon Petersen has been crowned the German Darts Championship winner
- Petersen made history when he became the first South African to win a professional Darts Corporation (PDC) event in Europe
- The historic win helped Petersen bag over half a million rand in prize money
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Devon Petersen has made South Africa proud. The 33-year-old, who was born in Mitchells Plain, won the German Darts Championship.
Petersen beat Jonny Clayton 8 - 3 to take the crown and he made history. He became the first South African to win a professional Darts Corporation (PDC) event in Europe.
Petersen revealed lockdown helped him prepare and added "it's been hard work behind the scenes".
He told the PDC website:
"Lockdown means we've had more time practising, there's loads of people who've influenced my game and this is the polished version - but I don't even feel like I'm there yet."
Petersen has been working hard on becoming a darts championship since the age of 15. He bagged a whopping R543 000 from the historic win.
News of his victory spread fast and South Africans could not have been prouder.
Jord Brinkhuis commented:
"Congrats Devon! You deserve this title so much with all the hard work, the amazing level of play and your humble spirit. I hope this accomplishment will be a booster for many titles to come!"
Mitch Brettle wrote:
"Congrats! So deserved, you’ve been putting so much work in! First of many titles I’m sure."
Nicola Nailor said:
"Congratulations Devon. What a great tourney for you."
In other news, Briefly.co.za reported a stunning young woman gushed about her role model online. Nya Syndab shared the inspiring story of her gorgeous mother.
Syndab reveled her mom finally realised her dream of becoming a doctorate graduate at the age of 50.
Taking to Twitter, the young lady shared stunning snaps of her mom and she captioned the post:
"My mom became a doctor at 50! Dreams always come true. Congratulations, beautiful!"
In a comment, Syndab revealed her mother is a single parent of two who quit her job to pursue her doctorate degree. Despite it taking her six and a half years to complete her degree, the beautiful mom succeeded.
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