Momo Zhou became only the second ever woman to feature at the World Cup of Darts when she represented China against Switzerland, here is a look at her best bits
Momo Zhou became just the second female player to feature at the World Cup of Darts – and despite defeat she showed the talent that earned her place in Frankfurt.
The 26-year-old, who told Sky Sports earlier this week a place at the World Championship was her ultimate dream, won the Chinese qualifier earlier this year beating Xiaochen Zong in the final – the pair teamed up on the stage in Germany for China’s latest World Cup attempt.
Anastasia Dobromyslova is the only other woman to feature at the event, playing alongside Roman Konchikov in the inaugural tournament in 2010 that took place at Durham’s Rainton Meadows Arena.
Frankfurt’s Eissporthalle and the PDC is an even bigger stage these days, and despite looking nervous ahead of the walk-ons, Zhou settled quickly with an early treble.
Both Chinese players missed plenty of chances to win legs and they ultimately were punished for their wayward finished – but only after Zhou had provided some memorable moments of her own.
She pinned double 10 to draw China with a leg at one stage, and also managed to celebrate a missed dart at double from their Swiss opponents – a sign of how determined they were to make their mark.
Hit play on the video at the top of the page to see the best of Momo Zhou’s World Cup debut
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