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  Tuesday, 8 May, 2001, 15:01 GMT 16:01 UK
World Snooker final video
Ronnie O'Sullivan is stunned as he realises he has actually won
The truth dawns on Ronnie O'Sullivan that he is the new World Champion
In April 2001 Ronnie O'Sullivan finally fulfilled his great potential and won the Snooker World Championship, beating John Higgins in the final.

BBC Sport Online looks back at the sport's showpiece event, with highlights of the action from the closing stages at The Crucible.


Final - day two

New Snooker World Champion Ronnie O'Sulllivan enjoys the moment
Ronnie O'Sulllivan enjoys the moment

Ronnie O'Sullivan has achieved his dream of winning the Embassy World Snooker Championship by beating John Higgins 18-14. Both players missed easy chances as nerves began to play their part in the closing stages of the prestigious tournament.

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    Final - day one

    O'Sullivan takes a 10-6 lead

    Ronnie O'Sullivan takes a 10-6 lead into the second day of the Embassy World Snooker Championship final at The Crucible. However it's not all plain sailing for O'Sullivan, who lets his exceptionally high standards slip in the opening four frames of the second session allowing John Higgins to stay within touching distance.

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