Mensur Suljovic has been nominated for the Austrian version of Sports Personality of the Year ‘Österreichs Sportler des Jahres 2017’, a competition which dictates who is the best sportsman that year. He is involved in a 5 man shortlist which includes tennis star Dominic Thiem.
In the U.K. previously, the closest a dart player has ever got to winning it was Phil Taylor who has come second in the past. Suljovic being involved in this is a testament to how good of a year the Austrian has had with him growing in popularity all the time and also winning his first TV title last month at the Champions League in Cardiff.
He has also breached the top ten and could be in the automatic spots for the Premier League by the time the World Championship is over and done with which would be a popular move for the legions of fans ‘The Gentle’ has accrued over the past year or so with many deferring their stance as not liking Suljovic and not wanting him in the competition to him now being a popular choice.
Author: Samuel Gill