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O'Sullivan claims record-equalling seventh World Snooker Championship


Ronnie O'Sullivan won a record-equalling seventh World Snooker Championship as he beat Judd Trump 18-13 in front of a capacity crowd at the Crucible in Sheffield.

With the victory, the 46-year-old matches Stephen Hendry's record haul of seven world titles, while he also becomes the oldest ever winner, beating Ray Reardon who was 45 in claiming the crown in 1978.

O'Sullivan, who secured a sizeable 12-5 lead heading into Monday's final two sessions, had to hold off a Trump fightback in the afternoon as the 2019 winner claimed six of the first eight frames to pull to within three of 'The Rocket'.

But O'Sullivan won the first two frames of the evening session to again earn himself a handy cushion. Trump responded by clinching two of the next three, the second of those a fabulous century break - the 109th of the tournament, breaking the record for the most ever at the championship.

It would not, however, prompt a remarkable Trump turnaround as O'Sullivan wrapped up a memorable triumph with a masterful break of 85 in the sixth frame of the night.

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