SA's Devon Petersen makes history, wins major European darts title

SA's Devon Petersen makes history, wins major European darts title

- 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".

SA's Devon Petersen makes history, wins major European darts title

SA's Devon Petersen made history when he won a major darts title in Europe. Photo: Devon The African Warrior Petersen, Devon Petersen / Facebook.
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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."
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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.

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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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Source: Briefly.co.za

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