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Despite a broken ankle, Ronnie O'Sullivan breaks 147 maximum at UK Championship

Modified 05 Dec 2014
Ronnie O'Sullivan scored his 13th maximum break

Arguably the greatest snooker player in history, Ronnie O'Sullivan simply does not cease to impress. The English player reached the quarte-rfinals of the UK Championship after sealing a convincing 6-0 win over Matthew Selt. 

The World No. 4 finished the final game of the set with a maximum 147 break, the 13th one of his career. Despite his leg injury, O’Sullivan managed to pull off an emphatic win to reach the last eight. Thankfully, he was able to move without any discomfort.

“I was pumped up and the adrenaline was flowing. Today was the first day I could walk on the ankle without feeling that I was going to fall over,” he said.

“I didn't have to think about it. I could just think about the game. I still feel a bit sore. But I've been doing some exercises, and that's told my brain that it's is strong enough to hold up," he added.

O’Sullivan is also set to earn £44,000 for the break. A £4,000 award as the tournament’’s top break and a further £40,000 from the rolling 147 prize fund.

He also heads the list for the most 147 breaks.

Most 147 breaks


Ronnie O'Sullivan (Eng) 


Stephen Hendry (Sco) 


John Higgins (Sco) 


Ding Junhui (Chn) 


Shaun Murphy (Eng) 


O’Sullivan is also catching up on first placed Stephen Hendry on the highest century breaks.

Player Century breaks
Stephen Hendry 775
 Ronnie O'Sullivan 767

Here is the video of O’Sullivan’s 147 break at the UK Championships:

Published 05 Dec 2014, 19:07 IST
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