Paula Jacklin
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Jacklin mentioned there ought to be extra prize cash out there to girls

A grandmother believed to be the oldest lady to have competed at a world darts championship is asking for pay equality within the sport.

Paula Jacklin, 60, from Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, is at present competing within the BDO World Championships on the Lakeside Nation Membership, in Surrey.

Talking on the occasion, she mentioned: “There’s such a large hole in prize cash, which I really feel is unfair to the women.

“Among the girls’ averages are higher than the boys’s.”

Jacklin – who hit the headlines on the occasion in 2015 for strolling on to the music of DJ Snake that includes Lil John – mentioned: “Right here, the women’ prize cash is £12,000 and the boys’s is £100,000.

“It is an achievement to be enjoying darts at this age, and on the degree I am enjoying at, [but] there ought to be extra prize cash out there to girls.”

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In 2014 a BBC Sport study into prize money found 30% of sports reward men more highly than women.

The most important disparities in prize cash had been present in soccer, cricket, golf, darts, snooker and squash.

Nonetheless, it discovered that in snooker and darts, girls had been allowed to enter and compete alongside males at world championships, supplied they qualify.

The BBC has requested the British Darts Organisation for a remark however it’s but to reply.

Jacklin, who’s seeded 11th for the Lakeside match, is because of play second seed Aileen De Graaf later.