FIBA World Championship for Women

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FIBA World Championship for Women
Current season, competition or edition:
2014 FIBA World Championship for Women
Sport Basketball
Founded 1953
No. of teams 16
Continent FIBA (International)
Most recent champion(s)  United States (8th title)
Most titles  United States (8 titles)

The FIBA World Championship for Women (also called the Basketball World Championship for Women) is a world basketball tournament for women's national teams held quadrennially. It is held on the same cycle and (through 2014) in the same year as the FIBA Basketball World Cup for men, but in a different country. Unlike the men's tournament, which changed its name from the "FIBA World Championship" after the 2010 edition, the women's tournament did not change its name.

History[edit]

Like the men's event, the Women’s World Championship was created by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA). It began in 1953, three years after the first men's event, and was first held in Chile. For most of its early history, it was not held in the same year as the men's championship, and did not establish a consistent quadrennial cycle until 1967. After the 1983 event, FIBA changed the scheduling so that the women's tournament would be held in even-numbered non-Olympic years, a change that had come to the men's tournament in 1970.

The number of participating teams has remained at 16, unlike the men's event, which has been expanded to 24 and will expand further to 32 in 2019.[1]

Only four teams have won titles in the history of the World Championship for Women. The United States has won eight titles, including five of the last seven. The Soviet Union won six titles, including five in a row from 1959 to 1975. The only other countries to win have been Brazil in 1994 and Australia in 2006.

After the 2014 World Cup and World Championship for Women, the two tournaments will no longer be played in the same year. The World Championship for Women will remain on the current four-year cycle, with the final tournament played in the same year as the FIFA World Cup, while the FIBA World Cup will move to a new cycle in which the final tournament will be held the year after the World Championship for Women. Accordingly, only the World Championship for Women will be held in 2018, with the FIBA World Cup following in 2019.[1]

Results[edit]

Summaries[edit]

Year Host (final location) Gold medal game Bronze medal game Number of teams
Gold Score Silver Bronze Score Fourth place
1953
Details
 Chile (Santiago)
United States
49–36
Chile

France
49–37
Brazil
10
1957
Details
 Brazil (Rio de Janeiro)
United States
51–48
Soviet Union

Czechoslovakia
83–70
Brazil
12
1959
Details
 Soviet Union (Moscow)
Soviet Union
51–38
Bulgaria

Czechoslovakia
79–43
Yugoslavia
8
1964
Details
 Peru
Soviet Union
70–35
Czechoslovakia

Bulgaria
46–42
United States
13
1967
Details
 Czechoslovakia
Soviet Union
83–50
South Korea

Czechoslovakia
60–54
East Germany
11
1971
Details
 Brazil
Soviet Union
88–69
Czechoslovakia

Brazil
70–63
South Korea
13
1975
Details
 Colombia
Soviet Union
106–75
Japan

Czechoslovakia
55–45
Italy
13
1979
Details
 South Korea (Seoul)
United States
94–82
South Korea

Canada
66–57
Australia
12
1983
Details
 Brazil
Soviet Union
84–82
United States

China
71–63
South Korea
14
1986
Details
 Soviet Union
United States
108–88
Soviet Union

Canada
64–59
Czechoslovakia
12
1990
Details
 Malaysia
United States
88–78
Yugoslavia

Cuba
83–61
Czechoslovakia
16
1994
Details
 Australia
Brazil
96–87
China

United States
100–95
Australia
16
1998
Details
 Germany
United States
71–65
Russia

Australia
72–67
Brazil
16
2002
Details
 China
United States
79–74
Russia

Australia
91–63
South Korea
16
2006
Details
 Brazil
Australia
91–74
Russia

United States
99–59
Brazil
16
2010
Details
 Czech Republic
United States
89–69
Czech Republic

Spain
77–68
Belarus
16
2014
Details
 Turkey 16
2018
Details
 Namibia 16

Note: From 1953 through 1979 the medalists were decided in a league format instead of in a knockout tournament.

Medal table[edit]

Map of countries' best results
 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  United States 8 1 2 11
2  Soviet Union 6 2 0 8
3  Australia 1 0 2 3
4  Brazil 1 0 1 2
5  Russia 0 3 0 3
6  Czechoslovakia 0 2 4 6
7  South Korea 0 2 0 2
8  Bulgaria 0 1 1 2
 China 0 1 1 2
10  Chile 0 1 0 1
 Czech Republic 0 1 0 1
 Japan 0 1 0 1
 Yugoslavia 0 1 0 1
14  Canada 0 0 2 2
15  Cuba 0 0 1 1
 France 0 0 1 1
 Spain 0 0 1 1

Participation details[edit]

Team Chile
1953
Brazil
1957
Soviet Union
1959
Peru
1964
Czechoslovakia
1967
Brazil
1971
Colombia
1975
South Korea
1979
Brazil
1983
Soviet Union
1986
Malaysia
1990
Australia
1994
Germany
1998
China
2002
Brazil
2006
Czech Republic
2010
Turkey
2014
Total
 Angola Q 1
 Argentina 6th 9th 13th 11th 15th 10th 9th 14th 8
 Australia 10th 10th 9th 10th 4th 11th 9th 6th 4th 3rd 3rd 1st 5th Q 14
 Belarus 4th Q 2
 Bolivia 10th 1
 Brazil 4th 4th 5th 8th 3rd 12th 9th 5th 11th 10th 1st 4th 7th 4th 9th Q 16
 Bulgaria 2nd 3rd 7th 6th 7th 8th 6
 Canada 10th 11th 3rd 9th 3rd 7th 7th 10th 12th Q 10
 Chile 2nd 7th 11th 3
 China 3rd 5th 9th 2nd 12th 6th 12th 13th Q 9
 Chinese Taipei 12th 14th 14th 14th 4
 Colombia 7th 1
 Cuba 10th 12th 7th 10th 6th 3rd 6th 7th 9th 11th Q 11
 Czech Republic 7th 2nd Q 3
 Czechoslovakia 3rd 3rd 2nd 3rd 2nd 3rd 4th 4th 8
 North Korea 8th 1
 DR Congo 14th 15th 16th 3
 East Germany 4th 1
 Ecuador 12th 1
 France 3rd 10th 6th 7th 9th 8th 5th 6th Q 9
 Germany 11th 1
 Greece 11th 1
 Hungary 5th 7th 9th 8th 10th 5
 Italy 9th 4th 5th 13th 11th 5
 Japan 9th 5th 5th 2nd 6th 12th 12th 12th 9th 13th 10th Q 12
 Kenya 16th 1
 South Korea 8th 2nd 4th 5th 2nd 4th 10th 11th 10th 13th 4th 13th 8th Q 14
 Lithuania 6th 11th 6th 3
 Madagascar 13th 1
 Malaysia 11th 16th 2
 Mali 15th 1
 Mexico 8th 8th 6th 3
 Mozambique Q 1
 Netherlands 8th 1
 New Zealand 15th 1
 Nigeria 16th 1
 Paraguay 5th 6th 12th 3
 Peru 7th 11th 7th 13th 2
 Poland 5th 7th 13th 3
 Romania 6th 1
 Russia 2nd 2nd 2nd 7th 4
 Senegal 13th 12th 14th 14th 15th 15th 16th 7
 Serbia 12th Q 2
 Slovakia 5th 8th 2
 Soviet Union 2nd 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 2nd 5th 9
 Spain 8th 5th 5th 8th 3rd Q 6
 Switzerland 9th 1
 Tunisia 16th 1
 Turkey Q 1
 United States 1st 1st 4th 11th 8th 8th 1st 2nd 1st 1st 3rd 1st 1st 3rd 1st Q 16
 Yugoslavia 4th 6th 6th 8th 2nd 5

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Mainini: calendar, system of competition and 3x3 our biggest priorities" (Press release). FIBA. 2012-04-20. Retrieved 2012-07-28. 

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