1979 FIBA World Championship for Women

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1979 FIBA World Championship
for Women
8th FIBA World Championship for Women
Tournament details
Host nationSouth Korea
DatesApr 29 - May 13
Teams12
Venues
(in 1 host city)
Champions United States
(3rd title)
Official website
1975
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The 1979 FIBA World Championship for Women was hosted by the South Korea from 29 April - 13 May, 1979. The USA won the tournament.

Venues[edit]

City Venue
Seoul Jangchung Gymnasium

Competing nations[edit]

Group A Group B Group C Final round

 Bolivia
 Canada
 Netherlands
 South Korea – host

 Brazil
 France
 Japan
 Senegal

 Australia
 Italy
 Malaysia

 United States – silver medalists in 1976 Olympics

Squads[edit]

Preliminary Round[edit]

Advanced to the final round
Relegated to Classification round for 8–12

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 Canada 3 3 0 244 157 +87 6
 South Korea (H) 3 2 1 247 177 +70 5
 Netherlands 3 1 2 216 196 +20 4
 Bolivia 3 0 3 108 285 −177 3

(H) – host nation.

29 April 1979
Canada  76–63  South Korea
Scoring by half: 34–30, 43–33
30 April 1979
Netherlands  95–34  Bolivia
Scoring by half: 50–14, 45–20
1 May 1979
Canada  84–36  Bolivia
Scoring by half: 40–18, 44–18
1 May 1979
South Korea  78–63  Netherlands
Scoring by half: 42–30, 36–33
2 May 1979
Canada  84–58  Netherlands
Scoring by half: 41–30, 43–28
2 May 1979
South Korea  106–38  Bolivia
Scoring by half: 60–15, 46–23

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Tie
 Japan 3 2 1 203 138 +65 5 1–1, 1.123
 France 3 2 1 193 166 +27 5 1–1, 0.966
 Brazil 3 2 1 219 188 +31 5 1–1, 0.924
 Senegal 3 0 3 127 250 −123 3  

Group C[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 Australia 2 2 0 198 90 +108 4
 Italy 2 1 1 156 115 +41 3
 Malaysia 2 0 2 50 199 −149 2

Classification round[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
8  Netherlands 4 4 0 378 193 +185 8
9  Brazil 4 3 1 373 258 +115 7
10  Bolivia 4 2 2 196 291 −95 6
11  Malaysia 4 1 3 217 333 −116 5
12  Senegal 4 0 4 207 296 −89 4

Final round[edit]

The United States qualified outright for the final round of the tournament by the virtue of silver medal finish at the 1976 Olympic Games.

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Tie
 United States 6 5 1 463 402 +61 11 1–1,
 South Korea 6 5 1 436 413 +23 11 1–1,
 Canada 6 5 1 395 366 +29 11 1–1,
 Australia 6 3 3 387 398 −11 9  
 Italy 6 2 4 386 376 +10 8  
 Japan 6 1 5 350 377 −27 7  
 France 6 0 6 338 423 −85 6  

Final standings[edit]

# Team
Med 1.png 1  United States
Med 2.png 2  South Korea
Med 3.png 3  Canada
4  Australia
5  Italy
6  Japan
7  France
8  Netherlands
9  Brazil
10  Bolivia
11  Malaysia
12  Senegal

Awards[edit]

 1979 World Championship Winner 

United States
Third title

References[edit]