Peter Wright and wife in tears as Snakebite wins darts World Matchplay title

Darts star Peter Wright and his wife Jo were both in tears after Snakebite won the World Matchplay.

Wright beat an equally tearful Dimitri van den Bergh in the final in Blackpool for his first Matchplay title.

And the Scotsman's first words after collecting the trophy showed how much it meant to him and his life partner.

"This is for Jo," Wright told Sky Sports, as he wiped his eyes and blew a kiss to his wife in the packed crowd.

The camera then panned to Jo, who was arguably even more tearful than her victorious husband as she shook uncontrollably.

Wright's emotion comes just weeks after Jo underwent a second major back operation in a year.

“Of course it’s a huge worry," Wright said in the Spring. "Jo’s health is my main priority.

"It’s annoying so far that the surgery hasn’t worked and the amount of pain she’s in every single day. This has been the same every day since last March.

“It’s really not nice for all the family to see her going through so much. She tries her hardest to get to the darts and do my hair. It’s really hard now, she can’t even stand up now.

“Jo now has another operation in mid-May, hopefully it all goes to plan and get it fixed."

Jo attended the Matchplay final with Wright beating the reigning champ Van den Bergh in the race to 18.

Wright added: "To beat last year's champion Dimitri, and a very special friend, he proved to the world how we can play.

"He missed a lot of doubles and let me in, otherwise it would have been a lot of hard work."

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