2002 FIBA World Championship for Women

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2002 FIBA World Championship
for Women
14th FIBA World Championship for Women
Tournament details
Host nationChina
DatesSeptember 14 - September 25
Teams16 (from 5 federations)
Venues(in 9 host cities)
Champions United States (7th title)
MVPUnited States Lisa Leslie
Tournament leaders
PlayersTeams
Points Australia Jackson (23.1) United States (88.6)
Rebounds Russia Baranova (11) United States (39.3)
Assists Japan Kusuda (4.8) Chinese Taipei (14.4)
Official website
2002 FIBA World Championship for Women
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The 2002 FIBA World Championship for Women was hosted by China from September 14 to September 25, 2002. It was co-organised by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) and the Chinese federation. The USA won the tournament, defeating Russia 79-74 for the gold medal.

Venues[edit]

City Venue
Wuzhong
Taicang
Zhangjiagang
Changshu
Suzhou Suzhou Sports Center
Changzhou
Huai'an
Zhenjiang
Nanjing Wutaishan Gymnasium

Competing nations[edit]

Except China, which automatically qualified as the host, and the United States, which automatically qualified as the reigning Olympic champion, the 14 remaining countries qualified through their continents' qualifying tournaments:

Group A Group B Group C Group D
 Japan  Brazil  Lithuania  South Korea
 Argentina  China  Chinese Taipei  Tunisia
 Australia  Yugoslavia  United States  France
 Spain  Senegal  Russia  Cuba
Teams qualified

Squads[edit]

Preliminary round[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pts. W L PF PA
 Australia 6 3 0 256 164
 Spain 5 2 1 255 191
 Argentina 4 1 2 182 247
 Japan 3 0 3 181 272

September 14, 2002

Japan  65–74  Argentina Wuzhong
Australia  73–58  Spain

September 15, 2002

Argentina  53–85  Australia Wuzhong
Spain  100–63  Japan

September 16, 2002

Australia  98–53  Japan
Argentina  55–97  Spain Wuzhong

Group B[edit]

Team Pts. W L PF PA
 Brazil 6 3 0 264 200
 China 5 2 1 226 213
 Yugoslavia 4 1 2 234 224
 Senegal 3 0 3 181 268

September 14, 2002

Brazil  85–73  China Taicang
Yugoslavia  94–66  Senegal

September 15, 2002

China  72–65  Yugoslavia Taicang
Senegal  52–93  Brazil

September 16, 2002

Senegal  63–81  China
Brazil  86–75  Yugoslavia Taicang

Group C[edit]

Team Pts. W L PF PA
 United States 6 3 0 274 142
 Russia 5 2 1 235 196
 Lithuania 4 1 2 201 282
 Chinese Taipei 3 0 3 165 255

September 14, 2002

Lithuania  92–80  Chinese Taipei Zhangjiagang
United States  89–55  Russia

September 15, 2002

Russia  97–61  Lithuania Zhangjiagang
Chinese Taipei  39–80  United States

September 16, 2002

Chinese Taipei  46–83  Russia
United States  105–48  Lithuania Zhangjiagang

Group D[edit]

Team Pts. W L PF PA
 France 6 3 0 313 176
 South Korea 5 2 1 282 231
 Cuba 4 1 2 222 235
 Tunisia 3 0 3 170 345

September 14, 2002

South Korea  124–70  Tunisia Changshu
France  92–61  Cuba

September 15, 2002

Cuba  71–78  South Korea Changshu
Tunisia  35–131  France

September 16, 2002

Tunisia  65–90  Cuba
France  90–80  South Korea Changshu

Eighth-final round[edit]

Group E[edit]

Team Pts. W L PF PA
 Brazil 11 5 1 492 176
 Australia 11 5 1 524 231
 China 10 4 2 472 235
 Spain 10 4 2 473 345
 Yugoslavia 8 2 4 466 235
 Argentina 7 1 5 352 345

September 18, 2002

Yugoslavia  82–93  Australia Suzhou
Brazil  85–39  Argentina
China  72–59  Spain

September 19, 2002

Argentina  76–83  Yugoslavia Suzhou
Spain  78–68  Brazil
Australia  101–72  China

September 20, 2002

Yugoslavia  67–81  Spain
Brazil  75–74  Australia Suzhou
China  102–55  Argentina

Group F[edit]

Team Pts. W L PF PA
 United States 12 6 0 553 307
 Russia 11 5 1 482 368
 France 10 4 2 511 414
 South Korea 9 3 3 458 484
 Lithuania 8 2 4 397 489
 Cuba 7 1 5 392 466

September 18, 2002

South Korea  47–92  Russia Changzhou
Cuba  44–87  United States
France  71–63  Lithuania

September 19, 2002

United States  91–53  South Korea Changzhou
Lithuania  63–60  Cuba
Russia  74–59  France

September 20, 2002

South Korea  76–70  Lithuania
Cuba  66–81  Russia Changzhou
France  68–101  United States

Knockout stage[edit]

Championship bracket[edit]

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
September 23 - Nanjing
 
 
 Brazil70
 
September 24 - Nanjing
 
 South Korea 71
 
 South Korea53
 
September 23 - Nanjing
 
 Russia70
 
 China70
 
September 25 - Nanjing
 
 Russia 86
 
 Russia74
 
September 23 - Nanjing
 
 United States79
 
 Spain55
 
September 24 - Nanjing
 
 United States94
 
 United States71
 
September 23 - Nanjing
 
 Australia56 Third place
 
 Australia78
 
September 25 - Nanjing
 
 France 52
 
 South Korea63
 
 
 Australia91
 

5th through 8th place[edit]

 
Classification roundFifth place
 
      
 
September 24 - Nanjing
 
 
 China81
 
September 25 - Nanjing
 
 Brazil80
 
 China72
 
September 24 - Nanjing
 
 Spain91
 
 France59
 
 
 Spain69
 
Seventh place
 
 
September 25 - Nanjing
 
 
 Brazil74
 
 
 France65

9th through 12th place[edit]

 
Classification roundNinth place
 
      
 
September 23 - Zhenjiang
 
 
 Yugoslavia74
 
September 24 - Zhenjiang
 
 Cuba76
 
 Cuba92
 
September 23 - Zhenjiang
 
 Argentina71
 
 Lithuania65
 
 
 Argentina71
 
Eleventh place
 
 
September 24 - Zhenjiang
 
 
 Yugoslavia62
 
 
 Lithuania83

13th through 16th place[edit]

 
Classification roundThirteenth place
 
      
 
September 19 - Huai'an
 
 
 Japan91
 
September 20 - Huai'an
 
 Senegal89
 
 Japan76
 
September 19 - Huai'an
 
 Chinese Taipei61
 
 Chinese Taipei107
 
 
 Tunisia70
 
Fifteenth place
 
 
September 20 - Huai'an
 
 
 Senegal87
 
 
 Tunisia52

Awards[edit]

 2002 FIBA Women's World Championship Winner 

United States
Seventh title


Most Valuable Player
United States Lisa Leslie

All-Tournament Team[edit]

Final standings[edit]

Rank Team Record
1  United States 9–0
2  Russia 7–2
3  Australia 7–2
4  South Korea 4–5
5  Spain 6–3
6  China 5–4
7  Brazil 6–3
8  France 4–5
9  Cuba 3–5
10  Argentina 2–6
11  Lithuania 3–5
12  Yugoslavia 2–6
13  Japan 2–3
14  Chinese Taipei 1–4
15  Senegal 1–4
16  Tunisia 0–5

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FOURTEENTH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP FOR WOMEN -- 2002". usab.com.

External links[edit]