Darts champion Peter Wright, who once said he'd get rid of all his trophies because of Luke Littler, has changed his mind. He had planned to "start afresh" without them after being inspired by Littler's World Championship final defeat to Luke Humphries.
After a second-round exit at Alexandra Palace to Jim Williams, Wright dropped to world No. 8. He watched as Littler took the sporting world by storm by reaching the final against Humphries, which led him to make a big change.
He decided to "get rid" of his darts and trophies in hopes of having a better year. Last month, Wright said: "I watched the World Championship after I got knocked out, and Luke Littler and Luke Humphries inspired me with what they did.
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"Especially Luke Humphries with what he's won over the last four months; it proves what you can do and achieve if you put the hard work in. Luke Littler is the best thing I've ever seen on TV! That's why he has inspired me to get my finger out.
"I have got rid of all my trophies, got rid of all my darts, so I can start afresh. I want new trophies this year. Last year was terrible and the year before that was terrible, but I'm looking forward to playing this year."
"I took time off last year and it didn't work, we saw that in the Premier League. This year I am hitting everything again. Fingers crossed my mindset is to use one set of darts. If I can manage that all year, I'll be happy and I will be a big threat to everyone."
Despite not having any points on the board yet this season in the Premier League due to losses in theRead on liverpoolecho.co.uk