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FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup

FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup
Current season, competition or edition:
31px 2014 FIBA World Championship for Women
Sport Basketball
Founded 1953
No. of teams 16
Continent FIBA (International)
Most recent champion(s) 23x15px United States (9th title)
Most titles 23x15px United States (9 titles)

The FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup, formerly known as the FIBA World Championship for Women (also called the Basketball World Championship for Women), is a world basketball tournament for women's national teams held quadrennially. From 1986 through 2014, the Women's World Cup was held in the same year as the men's FIBA Basketball World Cup, though the two events were always held in different countries. After the 2014 editions of both championships, the men's World Cup was rescheduled on a new four-year cycle to avoid conflict with the FIFA World Cup, with the next men's championship to be held in 2019. The Women's World Cup will remain on the current four-year cycle, with editions held in the same years as the FIFA World Cup. Although the men's tournament changed its name from the "FIBA World Championship" after the 2010 edition, the women's tournament did not change its name at that time. The name change for the women's event occurred shortly after its 2014 edition.[1]

History

Like the men's event, the Women’s World Cup was created by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA). It began in 1953, three years after the first men's event, and was first held in Chile. For most of its early history, it was not held in the same year as the men's championship, and did not establish a consistent quadrennial cycle until 1967. After the 1983 event, FIBA changed the scheduling so that the women's tournament would be held in even-numbered non-Olympic years, a change that had come to the men's tournament in 1970.

The number of participating teams has remained at 16, unlike the men's event, which has been expanded to 24 and will expand further to 32 in 2019.[2]

Only four teams have won titles in the history of the Women's World Cup. The United States has won nine titles, including six of the last eight. The Soviet Union won six titles, including five in a row from 1959 to 1975. The only other countries to win have been Brazil in 1994 and Australia in 2006.

After the 2014 World Cup and World Championship for Women, the two tournaments will no longer be played in the same year. The Women's World Cup will remain on the current four-year cycle, with the final tournament played in the same year as the FIFA World Cup, while the (men's) World Cup will move to a new cycle in which the final tournament will be held the year after the Women's World Cup. Accordingly, only the FIBA Women's World Cup will be held in 2018, with the FIBA World Cup following in 2019.[2]

Results

Summaries

Year Host (final location) Gold medal game Bronze medal game Number of teams
Gold Score Silver Bronze Score Fourth place
1953
Details
23x15px Chile (Santiago) 30x27px
United States
49–36 30x27px
Chile
30x27px
France
49–37 30x27px
Brazil
10
1957
Details
23x15px Brazil (Rio de Janeiro) 30x27px
United States
51–48 30x27px
Soviet Union
30x27px
Czechoslovakia
83–70 30x27px
Brazil
12
1959
Details
23x15px Soviet Union (Moscow) 30x27px
Soviet Union
51–38 30x27px
Bulgaria
30x27px
Czechoslovakia
79–43 30x27px
Yugoslavia
8
1964
Details
23x15px Peru 30x27px
Soviet Union
70–35 30x27px
Czechoslovakia
30x27px
Bulgaria
46–42 30x27px
United States
13
1967
Details
23x15px Czechoslovakia 30x27px
Soviet Union
83–50 Template:Country data South Korea 30x27px
Czechoslovakia
60–54 30x27px
East Germany
11
1971
Details
23x15px Brazil 30x27px
Soviet Union
88–69 30x27px
Czechoslovakia
30x27px
Brazil
70–63 Template:Country data South Korea 13
1975
Details
23x15px Colombia 30x27px
Soviet Union
106–75 Template:Country data Japan 30x27px
Czechoslovakia
55–45 30x27px
Italy
13
1979
Details
Template:Country data South Korea (Seoul) 30x27px
United States
94–82 Template:Country data South Korea 30x27px
Canada
66–57 30x27px
Australia
12
1983
Details
23x15px Brazil 30x27px
Soviet Union
84–82 30x27px
United States
30x27px
China
71–63 Template:Country data South Korea 14
1986
Details
23x15px Soviet Union 30x27px
United States
108–88 30x27px
Soviet Union
30x27px
Canada
64–59 30x27px
Czechoslovakia
12
1990
Details
23x15px Malaysia 30x27px
United States
88–78 30x27px
Yugoslavia
30x27px
Cuba
83–61 30x27px
Czechoslovakia
16
1994
Details
23x15px Australia 30x27px
Brazil
96–87 30x27px
China
30x27px
United States
100–95 30x27px
Australia
16
1998
Details
23x15px Germany 30x27px
United States
71–65 30x27px
Russia
30x27px
Australia
72–67 30x27px
Brazil
16
2002
Details
23x15px China 30x27px
United States
79–74 30x27px
Russia
30x27px
Australia
91–63 Template:Country data South Korea 16
2006
Details
23x15px Brazil 30x27px
Australia
91–74 30x27px
Russia
30x27px
United States
99–59 30x27px
Brazil
16
2010
Details
23x15px Czech Republic 30x27px
United States
89–69 30x27px
Czech Republic
30x27px
Spain
77–68 30x27px
Belarus
16
2014
Details
23x15px Turkey 30x27px
United States
77–64 30x27px
Spain
30x27px
Australia
74–44 30x27px
Turkey
16
2018
Details
23x15px Spain 16

Note: From 1953 through 1979 the medalists were decided in a league format instead of in a knockout tournament; results of the final round matches are shown.

Medal table

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 23x15px United States 9 1 2 12
2 23x15px Soviet Union 6 2 0 8
3 23x15px Australia 1 0 3 4
4 23x15px Brazil 1 0 1 2
5 23x15px Russia 0 3 0 3
6 23x15px Czechoslovakia 0 2 4 6
7 Template:Country data South Korea 0 2 0 2
8 23x15px Bulgaria 0 1 1 2
23x15px China 0 1 1 2
23x15px Spain 0 1 1 2
11 23x15px Chile 0 1 0 1
Template:Country data Japan 0 1 0 1
23x15px Yugoslavia 0 1 0 1
23x15px Czech Republic 0 1 0 1
15 23x15px Canada 0 0 2 2
16 23x15px France 0 0 1 1
23x15px Cuba 0 0 1 1

See also

References

  1. ^ "Spain submits candidature to host 2018 FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup" (Press release). FIBA. 31 October 2014. Retrieved 5 November 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Mainini: calendar, system of competition and 3x3 our biggest priorities" (Press release). FIBA. 2012-04-20. Retrieved 2012-07-28. 

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