Amazon Quiz: Mark Selby recently became a four-time world champion in which sport?
Amazon Quiz (19th August 2021): Mark Selby recently became a four-time world champion in which sport?
Answer: (d) Snooker
With an 18-15 victory over Shaun Murphy at a sold-out Crucible Theatre, Mark Selby won his fourth World Championship recently
Selby, who led 14-11 going into the last session, now has three Crucible titles against Stephen Hendry's seven.
In a high-quality match, he broke Murphy's resistance with runs of 66, 68, and 120. Selby, 37, won £500,000 and moved up to second place in the world, behind Judd Trump.
His resurgence under Chris Henry, as well as the quality of his all-around game, showed he is more than capable of winning snooker's top prizes in the future.
Only Hendry (seven), Ronnie O'Sullivan, Steve Davis, and Ray Reardon (both six) have won more world titles in the modern era than Selby, who is now tied with Scotland's John Higgins on four wins.
Selby's 20th major ranking win also confirmed his place among the greats in Triple Crown events, equalling Higgins' record of nine and putting him behind only Davis, Hendry, and O'Sullivan in the standings.
"To win it once against Ronnie O'Sullivan for the first time was a dream come true - to win it four times is something I could only have dreamed of," Selby had stated on BBC Two.
"Every time you get to a world final you always try your hardest - it's such a tough tournament to get there and you never know whether it's going to be your last.
"My aim is to get back to world number one. You still have goals in your career. I'm going in the right direction."