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Ronnie O’Sullivan the Snooker World Championship 2022 Winner: Tournament Journey, Records All you Need to Know

England’s snooker player Ronnie O’Sullivan once again became the world champion. O’Sullivan won the world title for a record seventh time. He equaled Stephen Hendry of Scotland for becoming the world champion for the most times in the Modern Era (since 1969). O’Sullivan defeated his own country’s Jude Trump 18-13 in the two-day final. O’Sullivan took a 12-5 lead over Trump on the first day.

The record for the most world titles overall is held by Joe Davis of England. He became the world champion 15 times. This is a big achievement for a player of age 49.

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Ronnie O’Sullivan: Tournament Journey

He remained unbeaten throughout the tournament. Ronnie showed tremendous strength, dedication, and character from the very first match of the tournament. At this age, he played the final match for 2 days. His journey in the tournament was started with David Gilbert, who won the match quite comfortably. The biggest margin win for him came in the second round of the tournament. He defeats Mark Allen 13-4 in the second round.

The whole journey of Ronnie in the championship is as follows.

Round  OpponentResult  
FirstDavid Gilbert10-5
SecondMark Allen13-4
Quarter-FinalStefan Maguire13-5
Semi-FinalJohn Higgins17-11
FinalJudd Trump18-13
 

Ronnie O’Sullivan: Records

O’Sullivan is the oldest player to become a world champion

O’Sullivan, 46, became the oldest player to become a world champion. He broke the record of Ray Reardon of Wales. Reardon won the title in 1978 at the age of 45. O’Sullivan, popularly known as ‘Rocket’, won prize money of about Rs 4.8 crore from this title win.

Sullivan Defeated Jude Trump in the Final

O’Sullivan defeated Jude Trump 18-13 in the two-day final. O’Sullivan took a 12-5 lead over Trump on the first day. Trump tried to make a comeback in the first session of the second day, winning 6 out of 8 frames, although he was still behind 11-14. O’Sullivan won 4 out of 6 frames in the second session to win the match.

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