London (AP) – Germany’s top darts pro, Gabriel Clemens, again posted self-loathing messages after his clear World Cup.
The 38-year-old native of Saarland shared personal messages via Instagram that he had received following the 4-0 loss of Welshman Jonny Clayton. Clemens commented on most of them with wit and irony, generally writing: “Yes folks, I take it all with a sense of humor and I will definitely not let this put me off! 99.9999% of the messages are positive and I am really always happy for your support !!! “
Clemens had already published bad news in November that came to him after a loss. “Especially when it goes against the family, the fun stops for me,” said the “German Giant”, as Clemens is called, in an interview with “Spox”. Clemens was the last German to withdraw from the World Cup at Alexandra Palace in London and was unable to repeat his participation in the last 16 of the previous year.
Waiting for parents
After the World Cup ended, Clemens is already looking forward to a piece of normalcy in his home country. Before that, the 38-year-old must be quarantined for two weeks after his return from Britain due to the crown.
“Then I’ll be happy when I see my parents and friends again sometime after 14 days,” Clemens said on DAZN after the loss to Clayton. “I really couldn’t do much in that game. Now he’s going home and then he’s fine again, ”Clemens said.
Newcomer Florian Hempel was also eliminated in the afternoon. The 31-year-old Cologne lost their third round match against Australian Raymond Smith with 1: 4. Martin Schindler and Fabian Schmutzler were already eliminated in the first round. Last year, Clemens was the first German to reach the round of 16 in the biggest tournament. No German has reached the knockout stages of the World Cup.
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