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16-year-old Luke Littler continues to make history as he wins quarter final of World Darts Championships

16-year-old Luke Littler continues to make history as he wins quarter final of World Darts Championships

Luke Littler has taken the darts world by storm at the age of just 16

When you think of darts, you might think of pubs and pints - but one player isn't old enough to drink in a pub yet.

But that hasn't stopped 16-year-old Luke 'The Nuke' Littler from storming into the darts world and making history after becoming the youngest person to win the quarter final of World Darts Championships.

He's already won plaudits from his idol Phil 'The Power' Taylor, and is a favourite to go all the way in the World Darts Championship.

The prodigy from Warrington in Cheshire beat five time world champion Raymond van Barneveld to win his place in the quarter finals.

After beating van Barneveld, he said: "It's incredible beating one of my idols on the biggest stage of all, I still can't believe it. I think I am daring to dream now, I have seen the draw.

Luke Littler has made it to the final eight.
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"I'm so young, only 16 and I have got nothing to fear, I have got no one to fear, my game can be better than anyone's on the day and I have shown it there against one of the greatest to have graced that stage.

"With performances like that I can go all the way. I've pictured myself winning it. I look at the draw and see Brendan next and then Chris Dobey against Rob Cross in the other quarter.

"I fancy myself. I do fancy myself."

Now, Littler has gone against Brendan Dolan from Northern Ireland to move through into the semi finals - securing a 5-1 win.

Afterwards, he said: "It's gone well today. Another tonne-plus average. I've got a good chance. Now I'm dreaming. I'm two matches away. I'm dreaming of winning the title."

Despite being just 16-years-old, Littler has still racked up some impressive experience - having started playing darts at just 18 months old.

Littler has made it through to the quarter finals.
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He told Sky News: "There's a video on YouTube of me when I was 18 months in a nappy listening to Raymond van Barneveld's music, listening to Phil Taylor's music, doing their celebrations.

"That's when it started - 18 months and in a nappy on a magnetic board.

"[At] four or five I was on a proper board but it was a bit low and then about seven to eight [years old], that's when I started playing [at] the proper height and the proper length.

"So it's just been all darts in my life so far."

Littler has also put his success down to the support of his parents, saying: "It's just good to have a set of parents who are supportive and that are always there for me and I've got a good management team around me.

"So it's just the best group of people that can be around me, to be honest."

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