Michael van Gerwen takes back world darts title with emphatic win

Michael van Gerwen celebrates a win during the World Darts Championships. Photo: ProSports/REX/Shutterstock via VI Images/HHMichael van Gerwen celebrates. Photo: ProSports/REX/Shutterstock via VI Images/HH

Dutchman Michael van Gerwen has recaptured the PDC world darts title after two years by beating Scotsman and reigning champion Gary Anderson 7-3 in the final at Alexandra Palace in London.

The victory is Van Gerwen’s 44th tournament win in two years. In 2016 he won 25 trophies and the Premier League but said before Monday night’s final that this was the one he wanted to win.

‘This means everything to me,’ Van Gerwen said after the match.

Van Gerwen, known as Mighty Mike in the darts world, beat fellow Dutchman Raymond van Barneveld in the semi-finals.

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