Fallon Sherrock‘s historic win at the PDC World Championship this past year has been voted as the fifth best British Women’s Sporting Moment in a poll ran by BBC Sport.
Sherrock became the first female player to win a match at the PDC World Championship last December defeating Ted Evetts; which catapulted her to global stardom.
The Milton Keynes ace then defeated Mensur Suljovic before losing out to Chris Dobey in the third round. This saw women’s darts come to the foray with Lisa Ashton continuing her brilliance by becoming the first women’s player to win a Tour Card at Q-School.
It was Jessica Ennis-Hill’s heptathlon gold medal winning performance at the 2012 Olympic Games which topped the vote; with Team GB’s hockey gold at the 2016 Olympics, England Netball’s 2018 Commonwealth games gold medal; as well as finally Virginia Wade’s 1977 Wimbledon tennis win finalising the top four.
Sherrock spoke to the BBC and was honoured to be involved no mind coming in the top five: “Just to get the privilege of being in the actual vote itself is an honour for me anyway and then to get voted [fifth] – I’m amazed by it.
“Obviously with darts it’s always been seen as male dominated. It was nice when we got the opportunity as women to go and play and to have the moment of winning a game against the men on the biggest stage there is was something I’ve always dreamed of.
“It was an unbelievable moment and all my emotions were going; I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry.
“It changed my world completely and once that game was done I had the opportunity to play two more games and the momentum changed and everyone was watching it. It was an amazing experience and if I could go back and re-live it I definitely would.”
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