Gerwyn Price

Gerwyn Price at the oche Picture credit: Sky Sports

GERWYN PRICE is a world champion Welsh professional darts player and former professional rugby union and rugby league player.

Nicknamed ‘The Iceman’, he competes in events of the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC), where he became world champion after winning the 2021 PDC World Darts Championship, to become the first ever Welshman to win the tournament.

Price’s victory saw him overtake Michael van Gerwen and Peter Wright in the world rankings, becoming the new world number one.

Price, born in Cardiff on March 7, 1985, played rugby union at hooker for Wales Under-21s, Welsh Premier Division sides Neath and Cross Keys, Pro12 with Glasgow Warriors and rugby league with South Wales Scorpions before switching to full-time darts.

Making his World Championship debut less than a year after joining the circuit, Price went on to reach his first televised quarter-final at the 2015 World Matchplay, where he knocked out Michael Smith and Adrian Lewis.

In 2016, Price claimed his maiden PDC titles as he won back-to-back Players Championship events to cement his spot inside the world’s top 32. Soon afterwards he won his first Pro Tour title.

In 2017, he was the runner-up at the UK Open, Price’s first major event final, before partnering Mark Webster to the World Cup of Darts final for Wales, losing out to the Netherlands.

He rounded off a strong year by reaching the final 16 of the 2018 World Championships to earn his place in the prestigious Premier League tournament.

Price won the 2018 Grand Slam of Darts tournament, his first televised PDC major, and retained the title a year later with a string of sensational displays.

In the build-up to his World Championship triumph at the start of 2021, Price teamed up with Jonny Clayton to win the 2020 World Cup of Darts.

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