16-year-old Luke Littler makes darts history with nine-darters

He is currently the biggest sensation in darts: Luke Littler. Now the 16-year-old World Cup finalist even managed a nine-darter.

Luke Littler made darts history just over two weeks after his sensational entry into the World Cup final. Two days before his 17th birthday, the British teenager scored a nine-darter at the Bahrain Masters.

Littler made the perfect leg in the quarter-final against his compatriot Nathan Aspinall. He is the youngest player to achieve the perfect leg in front of TV cameras. “I think I played really well,” he said after scoring 501 points with just nine arrows: “The first of the year goes to me.”

When Littler had done it, he spread his arms and looked at the roaring audience, laughing. His opponent, who was also beaten in the end, applauded with respect before congratulating Littler with a hug at the Masters at the Bahrain International Circuit. At the age of not quite 18, former world champion Michael van Gerwen from the Netherlands was the youngest professional to achieve the perfect leg. That was 2007.