The best darts player in the world – Anastasia
Published by The Jester, October 28, 2014
Is darts a game just for men? No way.
Anastasia Dobromyslova-Martin is the three-time Women’s World Champion of the British Darts Organisation. After winning her first title in 2008, she decided to join the rival, male-dominated, Professional Darts Corporation to play in their World Championship in 2009. After rejoining the BDO in 2011, she won her second World Championship in 2012 and a third in 2013 .
Anastasia has been playing darts since 1995. For darts, she likes to use 22g Unicorn World Champion Anastasia Signature Silver. She throws from her right side.
Dobromyslova started to play darts at the age of twelve, and has won the Russian National Championship a total of seven times. She won the Girls’ World Masters title in 2001, and won the WDF Europe Youth Cup singles title in 2001 and 2002. She made her professional major debut at the 2004 Bavaria World Darts Trophy, where she beat Trina Gulliver in the quarter final, averaging 90.
Dobromyslova received an invitation from the PDC to play in the 2008 Grand Slam of Darts, as BDO Ladies’ world champion. It was the first time a female darts player was invited to play at the Grand Slam.
She qualified for the 2012 BDO World Darts Championship, where in the quarter final, she defeated second seeded Welsh woman Julie Gore by two sets to nil. In the semi finals, she defeated third seed and title holder Trina Gulliver again by two sets to nil. Dobromyslova then recovered from losing the first set and needing to break her opponent Deta Hedman’s throw to stay in the match to win her second world championship two sets to one. In 2013 Dobromyslova won her third World title after beating Lisa Ashton 2-1 in sets.
Here’s a video of Anastasia in competition. Remember the first rule of great darts; “Practice, practice, practice.”
Thanks to Wikipedia
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