Published On: Sun, Aug 16th, 2020

Ronnie O’Sullivan wins sixth World Snooker Championship after thrashing Kyren Wilson | Other | Sport

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Ronnie O’Sullivan won his sixth World Snooker Championship with a dominant victory over Kyren Wilson at the Crucible. The Rocket was pushed all the way on the first day of the final but he asserted his dominance on the second day to underline his class.

O’Sullivan was in quite sensational form to leave his opponent with no chance in the contest.

The fans in attendance at The Crucible could not believe what they were witnessing with the Rocket winning 18-8 in the end.

It was the first win at the event for seven years for O’Sullivan who is widely regarded as the greatest of all-time.

O’Sullivan walks away with a whopping £500,000 as a result of his victory.

The win moves him level with Ray Reardon and Steve Davis on six world titles, one shy of Stephen Hendry’s record of seven.

After the defeat Wilson refused to be too down on himself.

He said on BBC Sport: “I am 28-years-old. I am not going to beat myself up too much I am playing the greatest of all time. It was a dream come true knowing I was playing Ronnie in the final.

“You can’t respect him too much or he’ll walk right over me, which is what happened today. I have the two most important people to me sat right here.

“I am a fighter, I always will be. I really struggled in the first session and I just relaxed and let the shackles off. I’m just annoyed they would not let me play the whole match last night.”

Ronnie O’Sullivan’s journey to the title

First round – Faster ever Crucible win in over Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 10-1 in 108 minutes

Last 16 – Win over China’s Ding Junhui

Quarter-finals – Comeback victory against the evergreen Mark Williams 13-10

Semi-finals – Dramatic final-frame win over fierce rival Mark Selby 17-16

Final – Decimated Kyren Wilson, in his first world final, to make more history

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