Thursday 29 June 2017

Mighty Michael van Gerwen wins his second darts world title after powering past Gary Anderson

Michael van Gerwen celebrates at the William Hill World Darts Championship at Alexandra Palace
Michael van Gerwen celebrates at the William Hill World Darts Championship at Alexandra Palace

Michael van Gerwen has beaten Gary Anderson 7-3 to win the PDC World Championship final at Alexandra Palace.

The Dutchman ended Anderson's three in-a-row attempt with a commanding final display, powering into a 6-2 lead after winning five straight sets, before finishing off his opponent.

The 27-year-old is now a two-time world champion, adding to his 2014 title. Van Gerwen joins Phil Taylor, Adrian Lewis, John Part and Anderson as the only player to win two or more PDC World Championships, with The Power's 14 titles dwarfing the two crowns won by the other four.

Van Gerwen has enjoyed a mightily successful season, also winning the World Matchplay, the World Grand Prix and the Darts Premier League.

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