Price revels in double success

04 January 2021 17:21:49 GMTPlus10

Iceman Gerwyn Price was rightly proud of himself after double delight in beating Gary Anderson 7-3 in the final of the PDC World Championship.

Not only did Welshman Price claim his first-ever world title, but he also ensured that he overtakes Michael van Gerwen and Peter Wright to become the number-one ranked player in the world.

Price was in control almost from the off against Anderson and was allowed the luxury of missing 11 match darts before he finally landed an all-important double five.

A jubilant Price told the official PDC website after his triumph: "This means everything to me, it means the world.

"I've never felt pressure like that in my life. It was so tough to hit that winning double, but the feeling after doing it is so difficult to explain. I'm the world champion, it's unbelievable.

"I'm proud to be world number one, too. It's probably even tougher to achieve that than it is to become world champion. To manage both is incredible for me."

Price has enjoyed a superb season, having also won both the World Grand Prix and the World Series of Darts Finals, as well as claiming victory for Wales, alongside Jonny Clayton, at the World Cup of Darts.

Twelve months ago Price reached the World Championship semi-finals, before being beaten 6-3 by eventual champion Wright, finishing the 2020 season as he had the 2019 campaign, as number three in the rankings.

Iceman is 7/2 to win the PDC World Championship again next year, with Wright available at 11/1 and Van Gerwen a 7/2 shot.

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