World University Baseball Championship

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World University Baseball Championship
Sport Baseball
Founded 2002
No. of teams 8 (in 2010)
Continent International
Most recent champion(s)  Cuba (in 2010)
Most titles  United States (3)

The World University Baseball Championship is an under-23 international college baseball competition sponsored by the International University Sports Federation (FISU) and sanctioned by the International Baseball Federation (IBAF), which was first held in 2002 in Italy. It is one of several tournaments considered by the IBAF to be considered a minor world championship, and as such the results of the tournaments have an impact on the IBAF World Rankings.[1]

The 5th World University Baseball Championship was held from July 29 to August 8, 2010 in Tokyo, Japan and was organized by the All Japan University Baseball Federation.[2]

Results[edit]

Year Final Host Medalists
Gold Silver Bronze
2002
Details
Italy
Messina

Cuba

United States

Japan
2004
Details
Taiwan
Tainan City

United States

Japan

South Korea
2006
Details
Cuba
Havana

United States

Chinese Taipei

Cuba
2008
Details
Czech Republic
Brno

United States

Japan

Chinese Taipei
2010
Details
Japan
Tokyo

Cuba

United States

Japan
2012
Taiwan
Taoyuan
FISU cancelled the tournament due to insufficient amount of teams participated.[3]
2016
Details
United States
Raleigh-Durham

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  United States 3 2 0 5
2  Cuba 2 0 1 3
3  Japan 0 2 2 4
4  Chinese Taipei1} 0 1 1 2
5  South Korea 0 0 1 1

1 Republic of China, commonly known as Taiwan, due to complicated relations with People's Republic of China, is recognized by the name Chinese Taipei by most of the international organizations. For more information, please see Cross-Strait relations.

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