The world of professional darts is one sporting arena where women can compete against their male counterparts, and Fallon Sherrock made history as the first female player to defeat a man in the PDC World Championships.

The event, renowned as the most prestigious tournament in the sport, takes place at London’s Alexandra Palace every year and attracts tens of thousands of fans to the iconic venue for the two-week tournament every Christmas.

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And Sherrock a 2,000-to-1 pre-tournament outsider, wrote her name into the history books as the first woman to win a match at the tournament, while also becoming the first female player to defeat a man in the competition’s history.

Sherrock defeated Ted Evetts by three sets to two in a thrilling back-and-forth matchup, as the 25-year-old came from 2-1 down to claim the historic victory.

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