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Eurosport to air Ronnie O’Sullivan World Championship doc

By 14th October 2020 No Comments

The one-hour production looks back on O’Sullivan’s highs during his six World Championship titles.

Eurosport has produced an hour-long documentary that relives each of Ronnie O’Sullivan’s six World Championship titles, dating back to his first win in 2001.

Ronnie O’Sullivan: The Joy of Six airs on Friday (16 October) on Eurosport 1 and the Eurosport app. It’s hosted by Colin Murray, and includes O’Sullivan providing insights into each of his world titles.

He also discusses broader issues, including the challenges of success at such a young age and his struggles with depression.

The documentary naturally covers his 5m20s maximum break in the first round of the 1997 World Championship.

In the documentary, O’Sullivan told Murray: “Everyone remembers the 147, obviously that was a memorable moment. I was young and it was a massive pay day for me, I wasn’t used to seeing pay cheques like that.”

“When I won my first World Championship I was struggling mentally with depression – I call it snooker depression. I was anxious and started getting panic attacks – I couldn’t deal with it.”

IMAGE: Ronnie O’Sullivan securing a sixth world title at the Crucible Theatre (Getty Images)

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