Eager fan can't stop Michael van Gerwen from winning darts world championship

Michael van Gerwen has capped a dominant 12 months in professional darts.

The Dutchman has won his second world title, beating two-time defending champion Gary Anderson 7-3 in the best-of-13 set final at the Alexandra Palace in London.

Van Gerwen's run to the title was briefly stalled in the final stages as a spectator ran onto the stage and grabbed the Sid Waddell Trophy, before being hauled away by security.

The intruder seemed to briefly break van Gerwen's concentration, before he ended a three-year wait for a second world title by hitting the bullseye to seal a comfortable victory.

It's his 26th title in the last year and he'll take home NZ$620,000 for his efforts.

The world No.1 never looked in any danger against Scotland's Anderson during a contest that included 42 maximums of 180 - a world record for a single darts match.

"I feel absolutely over the moon, I had to find my 'A' game," van Gerwen told Sky Sports. "My average of 108 says it all - it was incredible for everyone."

World No.2 Anderson (46) was aiming to match Eric Bristow (1984-86) and Phil Taylor (1995-2002 and 2004-06) by becoming only the third man to win three successive world championship titles.

- NZ Herald

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