FIBA Americas Under-20 Championship

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FIBA Americas Under-20 Championship
Formerly FIBA Americas Under-22 Championship
FIBA Americas Under-21 Championship
Sport Basketball
Founded 1993
Founder FIBA Americas
Inaugural season 1993
No. of teams 8
Continent Americas
Most recent
 United States
(2nd title)
Most titles  Argentina
 United States (2)
FIBA Under-21 World Championship
Official website [1]

The FIBA Americas Under-20 Championship was the name commonly used to refer to the American basketball championships for players under 20 years that took place every four years among national teams of the continents. The winners qualified for the now-defunct FIBA Under-21 World Championship. This event had been the FIBA Americas Under-21 Championship, but FIBA decided to lower the age limit for the FIBA 22 & Under World Championship in December 1998, and was renamed as the World Championship for Young Men. In 2004, the name was changed again to FIBA Under-21 World Championship, and the qualifying tournament was renamed to the present FIBA Americas Under-20 Championship.[1]


Year Location Gold Silver Bronze 4th Place
1993 Argentina Rosario  Argentina  United States  Brazil  Canada
1996 Puerto Rico Caguas  United States  Puerto Rico  Argentina  Canada
2000 Brazil Ribeirão Preto  Argentina  United States  Dominican Republic  Brazil
2004 Canada Halifax  United States  Puerto Rico  Argentina  Canada

Participation Details[edit]

Team Argentina
Puerto Rico
 Argentina 1st 3rd 1st 3rd 4
 Bahamas - - - 7th 1
 Brazil 3rd 5th 4th 6th 4
 Canada 4th 4th 5th 4th 4
 Cuba 5th - - - 1
 Dominican Republic - - 3rd 8th 2
 Mexico 5th 8th - - 2
 Panama 5th 6th 6th - 3
 Puerto Rico - 2nd 7th 2nd 3
 United States 2nd 1st 2nd 1st 4
 Uruguay 5th 7th 8th - 3
 Venezuela - - - 5th 1

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