Snooker: Trump defies food poisoning


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Judd Trump, last year's beaten finalist, considered withdrawing from the World Championship in Sheffield after being struck down with food poisoning on the eve of his first-round match with Dominic Dale.

Snooker's latest potting sensation played through the pain to beat Welshman Dale 10-7 yesterday, having struggled with sickness and diarrhoea. After securing his last-16 place, the Bristol professional said: "It was the closest I've ever been to pulling out of a professional tournament. I'm feeling drained as I haven't eaten for two days."