World Snooker Championship 2020: Ronnie O’Sullivan wins sixth world title

By Shamoon Hafez BBC Sport

Last updated on 16 August 202016 August 2020.From the section Snooker1480

Ronnie O’Sullivan claimed his sixth World Championship title with a dominant 18-8 victory over Kyren Wilson at Sheffield’s Crucible Theatre.

O’Sullivan draws level with Ray Reardon and boyhood hero Steve Davis on world crowns, and surpasses Stephen Hendry on the all-time list of ranking event wins with a record 37 titles.

Although Wilson battled back to 10-7, O’Sullivan wrested total control with a run of eight frames on Sunday.

O’Sullivan, 44, is the oldest champion since Reardon, who was 45 in 1978.

The Englishman collects £500,000 in prize money, moving back up to second in the world behind last year’s champion Judd Trump.

It was the biggest winning margin in a final since 2008, when O’Sullivan defeated Ali Carter by the same scoreline.

O’Sullivan told BBC Two: “I never really think about titles. When I was a kid I never really dreamed I would be here. To be here and have had all those victories is a dream that has become a reality.

“There was part of me that decided I didn’t play enough to justify winning a tournament of this stature which is an endurance test.

“I am not really an endurance type player because I don’t compete enough. I had half a chance but didn’t expect to win it.”

Ronnie O’Sullivan wins sixth world title