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Neath's Michael White says he's delighted he was able to mark his debut at the snooker World Championship with a 10-6 win over fellow Welshman, and two time world champion, Mark Williams. The 21 year-old shocked the Crucible to seal the "best achievement" of his career so far.
21-year-old Michael White may have shot onto the radar of many in the sporting world over the last 24 hours after winning on his debut at snooker's World Championship, but we knew he had star potential as long as 12 years ago, when he was just nine!
He won a place in the world record books, becoming the youngest player ever to make a century break.
Here's our piece from back in 2001, when a young Michael told our reporter Giles Smith "I'd like to be a world champion."
Neath snooker player Michael White described himself as "over the moon" after beating fellow Welshman, and two-time world champion, Mark Williams on his debut at the Crucible.
The 21-year-old won 10-6 in the first round of this year's World Championship.
He said: "It means everything to me. I always looked up to Mark as a youngster growing up and it was a privilege to play him. It's hard to take it in at the moment, but I'm over the moon, delighted."
Neath snooker player Michael White has beaten former World Champion Mark Williams 10 frames to 6 to reach the next round of the World Championship.
Prior to his Crucible debut, the 21-year-old - dubbed 'White Lightening' - admitted snooker legend Williams was his boyhood idol and said it was 'almost unreal' to be playing against him.
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Neath snooker player Michael White will make his Crucible debut today - against his boyhood idol, Mark Williams.