7 May 2012 Last updated at 22:01

Ronnie O'Sullivan reassures fans over retirement plans

An emotional Ronnie "the Rocket" O'Sullivan lifts his fourth World Championship trophy and announces he will take a six-month sabbatical from snooker before deciding whether to retire from the sport.

The 36-year-old, who beat Ali Carter 18-11 in the final at the Crucible , said: "I am going to enjoy my time off with my family and then assess the situation, but it's all good and I want to enjoy the moment."

O'Sullivan admitted he found it "very hard" to secure his fourth world title, describing the tournament as "an endurance test, the equivalent of doing an ironman".