2006 FIBA World Championship for Women Campeonato Mundial de Basquetebol Feminino de 2006
Tournament details Host country
September 12–23 Teams
16 (from 5 confederations) Venue(s)
2 (in 2 host cities) Final positions Champions
Australia (1st title) Runners-up
Russia Third place
United States Fourth place
Brazil Tournament statistics MVP
Penny Taylor-Gil Top scorer
Lauren Jackson (21.3 points per game)
2006 took place in FIBA World Championship for Women Brazil from September 12 to September 23, 2006. It was co-organised by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) and Confederação Brasileira de Basketball, the Brazilian national federation.
Sixteen national teams competed for the championship.
Australia came away with the gold medal by beating Russia 91-74.
Competing nations [ edit ]
Except Brazil, 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:
FIBA Europe - Spain, France, Lithuania, Czech Republic (European Champion), Russia
FIBA Americas - Brazil (host), United States (Olympic Champion), Canada, Argentina, Cuba
FIBA Africa - Nigeria, Senegal
FIBA Asia - P.R. of China, Chinese Taipei (or Taiwan or Republic of China), Korea FIBA Oceania - Australia (Oceanian Champion)
At the start of tournament, all 16 participating countries each had 12 players on their roster.
Referees [ edit ]
For the World Championship for Women, FIBA selected 25 professional
Baum Spalter, Gabriel Chiel
Blauch, Susan Elaine
Chernova, Elena Conde, Antonio
Crowley, Nadiene Renée
da Silva, Fátima Aparecida
Gode, Vitalis Odhiambo
Ho, Kok Yew Julien, Chantal
Mayberry, Vaughan Charles
Pacheco, Sérgio de Jesus
Peng, Ling Rougier, Diego Hernan
Schaer Araya, Gabriela
Smith, Roberto Omar
Touré, Moussa Ismaïla Varghese, Gens Vadayattu
Preliminary round [ edit ]
The three best squads of each group qualify for second round.
Legend: Pts: classification points (game won is 2 pts, game lost is 1), W: games won, L: game lost, PF : points scored, PC: points against, Diff.: difference; in green the squads qualified for eighth-final round.
Eighth-final round [ edit ]
The four best squads of each group qualify for quarter-finals. All Preliminary Round games played by teams qualifying for the Eighth-finals carry over into the Eighth-final standings.
All times local (
5th through 8th place [ edit ]
9th through 12th place [ edit ]
13th through 16th place [ edit ]
2006 FIBA Women's World Champions
Australia First title
Final standings [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
External links [ edit ]