The Joy of Six: champions | Daniel Harris

From snookering monomania to an MMA pioneer via darts and Countdown, we examine sport’s different kinds of champion

In 1990 “Champion” was a word most commonly deployed by teenagers – either to describe a garment worn when Chipie and Chevignon were in the wash, or when referencing the suede aficionado’s alternative to Fila. But for those less elegant, “champion” also described a person who “surpassed all rivals in a sporting contest or other competition” – and at Sheffield’s Crucible Theatre on 29 April, such someone was Stephen Hendry.

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