Zhao Xintong holds the trophy after winning the the UK Championship at the York Barbican. Photo: AP
Zhao Xintong holds the trophy after winning the the UK Championship at the York Barbican. Photo: AP

Chinese snooker star Zhao Xintong hailed as future world champion after winning major UK title

  • Zhao beat Belgium’s Luca Brecel 10-5 in the final to claim first ranking title of his career
  • Victory in UK Championship means two of sports Triple Crown titles now held by Chinese snooker players

Zhao Xintong holds the trophy after winning the the UK Championship at the York Barbican. Photo: AP
Zhao Xintong holds the trophy after winning the the UK Championship at the York Barbican. Photo: AP
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