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Luke Littler at the World Darts Final, 16-year-old event

Luke Littler at the World Darts Final, 16-year-old event

hasAlthough Luke Littler lost in the world javelin final on Wednesday evening, the youngster is already a phenomenon in the United Kingdom, where he has become a true national star. France info.

Luke “The Nuke” is the nickname of the new love across the Channel from Runcorn in the North West of England. Celebrating his 17th birthday on January 21, he became the youngest player in history to qualify for the World Darts Final against world number one Luke Humphreys.

To achieve this, the teenager took down some of the biggest references in the discipline, including his idol, five-time world champion Dutchman Raymond van Barneveld. “It's like playing against a robot,” says Raymond van Barneveld.

Over 2 million visitors

In the semi-finals, 2019 World Champion Rob Cross also lost to this young prodigy in an extraordinary performance. “In the morning I'll eat a ham and cheese omelet, then I'll eat a pizza, then I'll work out,” she explains.

The event attracted millions of viewers across the country. The semi-final between Rob Cross and Luke Littler drew 1.79 million viewers, up from its peak of 2.3 million.the world.

With more than half a million followers on Instagram, Luke Littler couldn't topple the world on Wednesday evening, but his career was applauded by thousands of fans in a country where javelin events are the national sport. Already a double junior world champion, Luke Littler never ceases to impress.