In Snooker, Mark Selby became the World Champion for the fourth time. Selby won the Championship defeating Shaun Murphy by 18-15 victory at Crucible Theatre, Sheffield.
Runs of 66, 68 and a superb 120 helped him break Murphy’s resistance in a high-quality encounter with the prize money of five hundred thousand pounds. He has now moved up to second spot in world rankings, next only to Judd Trump.
The concluding sessions of the Championship marked a pleasant return of capacity crowd to a major UK sporting event for the first time since March 2020.