Suzuki plans to top Legend Phil Taylor

Described as the Phil Taylor of women's darts, Japan's Mikuru Suzuki has plans to dominate the sport after becoming the first Asian player to capture a world title. PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE
Described as the Phil Taylor of women's darts, Japan's Mikuru Suzuki has plans to dominate the sport after becoming the first Asian player to capture a world title. PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

Japan's dart sensation and world champion not afraid to set high goals after humble start

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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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 04, 2019, with the headline 'Suzuki plans to top Legend Phil Taylor'. Print Edition | Subscribe