FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup

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Basketball current event.svg 2022 FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup
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Sport Basketball
Founded1953
Inaugural season 1953
No. of teams16
Country FIBA member nations
Continent FIBA (International)
Most recent
champion(s)
Flag of the United States.svg  United States (10th title)
Most titlesFlag of the United States.svg  United States (10 titles)

The FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup, also known as the Basketball World Cup for Women or simply the FIBA Women's World Cup, is an international basketball tournament for women's national teams held quadrennially. Its inaugural game was in 1953, with the four-year cycle established in 1967. The next FIBA Women's World Cup will be held in 2022 in Russia.

Womens basketball basketball played by women

Women's basketball was developed in the late 1800s in tandem with its men's counterpart. It became popular, spreading from the east coast of the United States to the west coast, in large part via women's colleges. From 1895 until 1970, the term "women's basketball" was also used to refer to netball, which evolved in parallel with modern women's basketball. It is mostly popular in America.

The 1953 FIBA World Championship for Women was the first edition of the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup. It was held in Chile from 7 March to 22 March 1953. Ten national teams entered the event under the auspices of FIBA, the sport's governing body. The city of Santiago hosted the tournament. The United States won its first title.

The 1967 FIBA World Championship for Women was hosted by the Czechoslovakia from 1967. The Soviet Union won the tournament, defeating South Korea 83-50 in the final.

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Formerly known as the FIBA World Championship for Women, the name changed shortly after its 2014 edition. [1] From 1986 through 2014, the tournament was held in the same year as the men's FIBA Basketball World Cup, though in different countries. After the 2014 editions of both championships, the men's event was rescheduled on a new four-year cycle (the next in 2019) to avoid conflict with the men's FIFA World Cup, but the Women's World Cup remains on the same four-year cycle, with editions held in the same years as the men's FIFA World Cup.

2014 FIBA World Championship for Women 2014 edition of the womens FIBA Basketball World Cup

The 2014 FIBA World Championship for Women, the 17th edition of FIBA's premier international tournament for women's national basketball teams, was held in Ankara and Istanbul, Turkey from 27 September to 5 October 2014.

FIBA Basketball World Cup International basketball tournament

The FIBA Basketball World Cup, also known as the FIBA World Cup of Basketball or simply the FIBA World Cup, between 1950 and 2010 known as the FIBA World Championship, is an international basketball competition contested by the senior men's national teams of the members of the International Basketball Federation (FIBA), the sport's global governing body. It is considered the flagship event of FIBA.

FIFA World Cup Association football competition for mens national teams

The FIFA World Cup, often simply called the World Cup, is an international association football competition contested by the senior men's national teams of the members of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the sport's global governing body. The championship has been awarded every four years since the inaugural tournament in 1930, except in 1942 and 1946 when it was not held because of the Second World War. The current champion is France, which won its second title at the 2018 tournament in Russia.

History

The Women’s World Cup was created by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA). It began in 1953, held in Chile, three years after the first men's World Championship. For most of its early history, it was not held in the same year as the men's championship, and was not granted 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.

Chile Republic in South America

Chile, officially the Republic of Chile, is a South American country occupying a long, narrow strip of land between the Andes to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west. It borders Peru to the north, Bolivia to the northeast, Argentina to the east, and the Drake Passage in the far south. Chilean territory includes the Pacific islands of Juan Fernández, Salas y Gómez, Desventuradas, and Easter Island in Oceania. Chile also claims about 1,250,000 square kilometres (480,000 sq mi) of Antarctica, although all claims are suspended under the Antarctic Treaty.

The 1983 FIBA World Championship for Women was hosted by Brazil from July 24 to August 6, 1983. The Soviet Union won the tournament, defeating the United States 84–82 in the final.

Summer Olympic Games international multi-sport event

The Summer Olympic Games or the Games of the Olympiad, first held in 1896, is a major international multi-sport event held once every four years. The most recent Olympics were held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) organises the Games and oversees the host city's preparations. In each Olympic event, gold medals are awarded for first place, silver medals are awarded for second place, and bronze medals are awarded for third place; this tradition began in 1904. The Winter Olympic Games were created due to the success of the Summer Olympics.

The number of participating women's FIBA 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 nations have won titles in the history of the Women's World Cup. The United States has won the title ten times, including seven of the last nine. 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.

United States womens national basketball team national sports team

The USA Basketball Women's National Team, commonly known as the United States Women's National Basketball Team, is governed by USA Basketball and competes in FIBA Americas. The team is by far the most successful in international women's basketball, winning eight out of ten Olympic tournaments it had entered. It also won eight of the last eleven World Cups, and ten titles overall. The team is currently ranked first in the FIBA World Rankings.

Soviet Union womens national basketball team former womens national basketball team representing the Soviet Union

The Soviet Union women's national basketball team was the women's basketball side that represented the Soviet Union in international competitions.

The 1958 FIBA World Championship for Women was the third FIBA World Championship for Women basketball championship held by FIBA. It was held in the Soviet Union between 10 October and 18 October 1959. Eight national teams entered the event under the auspices of FIBA, the sport's governing body. The city of Moscow hosted the tournament. The Soviet Union won its first title after finishing in first place in round-robin group. The United States were the defending champions, but did not participate in the tournament.

The 2014 World Championship for Women was the last tournament played in the same year as the men's, and also the last to be known as the "World Championship for Women". The Women's World Cup remains on the same four-year cycle, with the final tournament played a few months after the men's FIFA World Cup. The men's FIBA World Cup will move to the year after the Women's World Cup. Accordingly, only the FIBA Women's World Cup was held in 2018. [2]

Results

Summaries

YearHosts (final location)Gold Medal GameBronze Medal GameNumber of Teams
GoldScoreSilverBronzeScoreFourth Place
1953
Details
Flag of Chile.svg  Chile Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg
United States
49–36Flag of Chile.svg
Chile
Flag of France (1794-1815, 1830-1958).svg
France
49–37Flag of Brazil (1889-1960).svg
Brazil
10
1957
Details
Flag of Brazil (1889-1960).svg  Brazil Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg
United States
51–48Flag of the Soviet Union.svg
Soviet Union
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg
Czechoslovakia
83–70Flag of Brazil (1889-1960).svg
Brazil
12
1959
Details
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union Flag of the Soviet Union.svg
Soviet Union
51–38Flag of Bulgaria (1948-1967).svg
Bulgaria
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg
Czechoslovakia
79–43Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg
Yugoslavia
8
1964
Details
Flag of Peru.svg  Peru Flag of the Soviet Union.svg
Soviet Union
70–35Flag of the Czech Republic.svg
Czechoslovakia
Flag of Bulgaria (1948-1967).svg
Bulgaria
46–42Flag of the United States.svg
United States
13
1967
Details
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia Flag of the Soviet Union.svg
Soviet Union
83–50Flag of South Korea (1949-1984).svg
South Korea
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg
Czechoslovakia
60–54Flag of East Germany.svg
East Germany
11
1971
Details
Flag of Brazil (1968-1992).svg  Brazil Flag of the Soviet Union.svg
Soviet Union
88–69Flag of the Czech Republic.svg
Czechoslovakia
Flag of Brazil (1968-1992).svg
Brazil
70–63Flag of South Korea (1949-1984).svg
South Korea
13
1975
Details
Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia Flag of the Soviet Union.svg
Soviet Union
106–75Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg
Japan
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg
Czechoslovakia
55–45Flag of Italy.svg
Italy
13
1979
Details
Flag of South Korea (1949-1984).svg  South Korea Flag of the United States.svg
United States
94–82Flag of South Korea (1949-1984).svg
South Korea
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg
Canada
66–57Flag of Australia (converted).svg
Australia
12
1983
Details
Flag of Brazil (1968-1992).svg  Brazil Flag of the Soviet Union.svg
Soviet Union
84–82Flag of the United States.svg
United States
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
China
71–63Flag of South Korea (1949-1984).svg
South Korea
14
1986
Details
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union Flag of the United States.svg
United States
108–88Flag of the Soviet Union.svg
Soviet Union
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg
Canada
64–59Flag of the Czech Republic.svg
Czechoslovakia
12
1990
Details
Flag of Malaysia.svg  Malaysia Flag of the United States.svg
United States
88–78Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg
Yugoslavia
Flag of Cuba.svg
Cuba
83–61Flag of the Czech Republic.svg
Czechoslovakia
16
1994
Details
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Flag of Brazil.svg
Brazil
96–87Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
China
Flag of the United States.svg
United States
100–95Flag of Australia (converted).svg
Australia
16
1998
Details
Flag of West Germany; Flag of Germany (1990-1996).svg  Germany Flag of the United States (Pantone).svg
United States
71–65Flag of Russia.svg
Russia
Flag of Australia (converted).svg
Australia
72–67Flag of Brazil.svg
Brazil
16
2002
Details
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China Flag of the United States (Pantone).svg
United States
79–74Flag of Russia.svg
Russia
Flag of Australia (converted).svg
Australia
91–63Flag of South Korea (1997-2011).svg
South Korea
16
2006
Details
Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil Flag of Australia (converted).svg
Australia
91–74Flag of Russia.svg
Russia
Flag of the United States (Pantone).svg
United States
99–59Flag of Brazil.svg
Brazil
16
2010
Details
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic Flag of the United States.svg
United States
89–69Flag of the Czech Republic.svg
Czech Republic
Flag of Spain.svg
Spain
77–68Flag of Belarus (1995-2012).svg
Belarus
16
2014
Details
Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey Flag of the United States.svg
United States
77–64Flag of Spain.svg
Spain
Flag of Australia (converted).svg
Australia
74–44Flag of Turkey.svg
Turkey
16
2018
Details
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain Flag of the United States.svg
United States
73–56Flag of Australia (converted).svg
Australia
Flag of Spain.svg
Spain
67–60Flag of Belgium (civil).svg
Belgium
16
2022
Details
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 12

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

Map of countries' best results FIBA Basketball Championships for Women countries.png
Map of countries' best results
Italics indicates nations that no longer exist.
RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Flag of the United States.svg  United States 101213
2Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 6208
3Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 1135
4Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 1012
5Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 0303
6Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia 0246
7Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea 0202
8Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 0123
9Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria 0112
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China 0112
11Flag of Chile.svg  Chile 0101
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic 0101
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 0101
Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia 0101
15Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 0022
16Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba 0011
Flag of France.svg  France 0011
Totals (17 nations)18181854

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References

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  2. 1 2 "Mainini: calendar, system of competition and 3x3 our biggest priorities" (Press release). FIBA. 20 April 2012. Retrieved 28 July 2012.