Teenager Leighton Bennett Celebrates Wildly After 121 Check Out To Win BDO Youth Trophy
13 year old Leighton Bennett showed the way that all sports people should celebrate everything with his brilliant celebration after an excellent 121 check out to win the BDO Youth Cup.
There is nothing greater in sport than the pure unadulterated joy of celebrating. Forget being composed and quiet in front of your former team, we all want to see sports people properly lose their heads with excitement after winning something.
Diego Forlan is to blame in football for the rule that sees players booked for taking their shirts off after he was yellow carded following a goal because he still had his top off when making a tackle after the game had restarted- no restraint there.
When someone wins a tournament that's even more reason for joy unconfined, think tennis players hitting the deck and weeping after their final shot, or at least once Hawkeye's confirmed it's fine.
So what's the correct way to celebrate winning a darts tournament? Well if you aren't running around the stage like Leighton Bennett then you aren't doing it right.
The 13 year old beat 16 year old Nathan Girvan to the BDO Youth Trophy on Thursday with a 121 check out and his celebration was perfect:
A 121 checkout on the bullseye to win a title on TV, aged 13.- Chris Hammer (@ChrisHammer180) January 10, 2019
Leighton Bennett's celebration defines the joy of sport!pic.twitter.com/OeWwZESaJa
WHAT A TALENT :clap:- Live Darts (@livedarts) January 10, 2019
13-year-old Leighton Bennett is the 2019 BDO World Youth Champion after a 3-0 victory over Nathan Girvan in the final at Lakeside, taking out 121 on the bull for the title! :trophy: #BDODarts pic.twitter.com/XjZxjTZfnr
And it's no wonder that Boom Boom, that's a great darts name, has a thing for the dramatic. His mentor is former PDC world champion Rob Cross.
Cross might not have exploded with excitement when he won his world title, he explained after he didn't want to disrespect the retiring Phil Taylor, who was his opponent, but winning it at his first attempt, against Taylor, as 20th seed and having faced match darts in two previous rounds was pretty exciting stuff.
We can only look forward to Bennett running around the stage for a good number of years to come, hopefully he doesn't turn it down in the years to come.