Darts: Japanese women's world champion Mikuru Suzuki is used to defying expectations and odds

Mikuru Suzuki is the first Asian winner of the BDO World Darts Championship, having won the tournament in January.
Mikuru Suzuki is the first Asian winner of the BDO World Darts Championship, having won the tournament in January.PHOTO: BDODARTS/TWITTER

SINGAPORE - Baby Shark is her walk-on song when she enters the arena for a major competition and it aptly captures the bubbly personality of Japan's dart sensation Mikuru Suzuki.

But make no mistake. The 37-year-old, whose bleached hair suggests someone comfortable with the spotlight, is a cold-blooded killer in competition, as she boldly told The Straits Times: "My ultimate goal is to be greater than Phil Taylor."

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