Price hails "proudest moment" after World Cup triumph

BetVictor World Cup of Darts (Kais Bodensieck, PDC Europe)

Gerwyn Price has hailed Sunday's BetVictor World Cup of Darts triumph for Wales as the "proudest moment" of his career.

Price and partner Jonny Clayton became the fourth nation to taste World Cup glory over the past decade since the tournament was introduced, as they defeated England 3-0 in the final in Salzburg.

World number three Price has claimed two Grand Slam of Darts titles as well as recently winning the World Grand Prix and World Series of Darts titles, but was unable to hold back his emotion after claiming World Cup glory.

"I've won a couple of majors but to win this with Jonny is the proudest moment of my darting career," said Price.

"Hitting that winning double and the emotions outweigh every trophy I've won, even playing rugby and winning trophies there, it feels extra special today.

"The rugby is still close to me but this feels better than every tournament I've won."

He added: "I was full of confidence and I'm sure Jonny was as well.

"Jonny came into the event on the back of a semi-final last week in the European Championship and a final on the European Tour before that, and I've been playing well over the last 12 to 18 months.

"It's good getting to finals, but to win and pick up trophies is extra special.

"I just dug deep in that final and got over that winning line. This is the most special one and it's emotional. It's a fantastic moment, not just for me and Jonny but for the rest of Wales as well."

Price has enjoyed a superb year on the circuit and showed his class throughout the World Cup to be unbeaten in all four Singles games he played.

"I've got a lot of belief and confidence at the moment," he admitted.

"We can all throw darts but it's just believing in yourself. I was throwing first so I wanted to get out of the blocks, put the other team under pressure and win that first game.

"It's not as easy as it sounds but I was doing it pretty well and it was good for me; it took a little bit of pressure off Jonny too sometimes.

"We put other teams under pressure, especially against England in the final. Going 2-0 up and having played so well in the Pairs in the previous rounds, I was quite confident."