World University Baseball Championship

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World University Baseball Championship
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2018
Sport Baseball
Founded 2002
No. of teams 8 (in 2018)
Continent International
Most recent
champion(s)
 Japan (2018)
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 was first held in 2002 in Italy. Until 2013, it was sanctioned by the then-International Baseball Federation (IBAF) and was one of several tournaments considered by the IBAF to be a minor world championship, and as such the results of the tournaments affected the IBAF World Rankings.[1] For its men's world rankings, the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) -- successor to the IBAF -- now uses the results of WBSC's biennial 23U Baseball World Cup (instead of the World University Championship).

History[edit]

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
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Italy
Messina

Cuba

United States

Japan
2004
Details
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Tainan City

United States

Japan

South Korea
2006
Details
Cuba
Havana

United States
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Chinese Taipei

Cuba
2008
Details
Czech Republic
Brno

United States

Japan
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Chinese Taipei
2010
Details
Japan
Tokyo

Cuba

United States

Japan
2012
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Taoyuan
FISU cancelled the tournament due to an insufficient number of teams participating.[3]
2018
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Chiayi

Japan
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Chinese Taipei

South Korea

Medal table[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  United States 3 2 0 5
2  Cuba 2 0 1 3
3  Japan 1 2 2 4
4 Flag of Chinese Taipei for Universiade.svg Chinese Taipei 0 2 1 2
5  South Korea 0 0 2 1

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "IBAF World Ranking Notes". IBAF. 13 January 2009. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 3, 2009. Retrieved 24 July 2009. 
  2. ^ "International university sports federation - summer winter universiades". www.fisu.net. Retrieved 2016-08-16. 
  3. ^ "Cancellation 2012 World University Baseball Championship". Retrieved 2016-08-16. 

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