On May 1, 2022, the final of the World Snooker Championships kicked off in Crucible, with O'Sullivan leading the two-stage battle with an exaggerated score of 12-5, with little suspense left. Whoever wins the championship will have a string of significant records triggered.
If Ronnie O'Sullivan wins the championship
O'Sullivan reached the World Championships for the eighth time, behind Hendry's nine; O'Sullivan won the World Championship for the seventh time, equaling the previous record held by Hendry. O'Sullivan has won the World Championships, the British Championships and the Masters seven times, and has assembled seven sets of "three major competitions" champions. The controversy of the first man in snooker history has disappeared at this moment.
At the age of 46 years, 4 months and 28 days, O'Sullivan surpassed 1978 World Champion Ray Lilton (45 years and 203 days) to become the oldest world champion in history. O'Sullivan's total number of individual ranking titles reached 39, pushing the human limit even further. O'Sullivan retained his world number one spot, becoming the world number one at the end of the season for the seventh time, equalizing Selby, behind Hendry's nine times.
If Judd Trump wins the championship
Trump won his second World Championship title after reaching the final of the World Championships for the third time. At this point, Trump upgraded his "three major events" report card to: 2 champions and 1 runner-up of the World Championships, 1 championship and 2 runners-up of the British Championships, and 1 championship and 0 runners-up of the Masters. Trump became the seventh player in history to win the World Championship more than once, and the second post-80s player to win the World Championship more than once after Mark Selby.
Trump's total number of ranking titles rose to 24, surpassing Neil Robertson to become the most ranked post-80s player to win the ranking championship. Trump's ranking titles tie Mark Williams to fifth all-time behind O'Sullivan (38), Hendry (36), Higgins (31) and Davis (28). Trump surpassed Selby in the world rankings to reach the top of the world's first throne for the fifth time. This is Trump's third and third consecutive time in a row the world number one at the end of the season.
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