Salzburg (dpa) – Germany best darts professional Gabriel Clemens is developing his sport satisfied in this country. “I think we already have a lot of public awareness. darts is in Germany more and more popular, ”said the 38-year-old Saarlander German press agency. Clement admitted before the start of European Championship in Salzburg on Thursday (8 p.m. /DAZN and Sport1) admittedly that the really great German coup has not yet taken place. “But he can still come – from me or another German,” adds Clement a.
2018 war Max Hopp in Dortmund moved into the EM semi-finals and had thus ensured one of the successes. This time is Clement in the first round against the Australian Damon Heta required. Because these are open European championships, players from other continents are also allowed to take part. Expectations subdued Clement directly: “If I play a good game and lose, I can live with it.”
As the second German player is Florian Hempel included. He gets it late Thursday evening (10.30 p.m.) directly from the Scottish ex-world champion and defending champion Peter Wright to do. The title holder will be chosen at the four-day event on Sunday evening. Hops this time did not qualify for the tournament with 32 starters.