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FIBA Asia Championship
Sport Basketball
Founded 1960
No. of teams 16
Continent Asia (FIBA Asia)
Most recent champion(s)  Iran
For the women's tournament, see FIBA Asia Championship for Women.

The FIBA Asia Championship for Men (formerly Asian Basketball Confederation Championship) is a tournament which takes place every two years between teams of the continent. This is the Asian qualifying tournament for the FIBA World Championship and the Olympic basketball tournament. The tournament is also known as the Asian Championships

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History

The Asian Basketball Confederation Championship was inaugurated in Manila on 1960. The championship was held to find Asia's best team and for qualification for the World Championship and the Olympics. On the next four tournaments, the Philippines won 3 with the Japanese beating the Filipinos on 1965. Korea, Japan and the Philippines split the next 3 championships until China debuted on 1975 at Bangkok with the championship, where they've dominated ever since.

There were only four instances where China didn't win the championship since then: at 1986 when the Philippines won with the presence of 2 naturalized Americans, at 1997, when the Chinese complained at Riyadh's climate, at 2007, when the Chinese sent their "B team" since they've already qualified for the Olympics by virtue of their hosting, and at 2009 when Iran defeated a full-strength Chinese team in Tianjin to become the first team since the Chinese to successfully defend the championship

Korea had been the perennial runner-ups, with Japan and DPR Korea sneaking in. The Philippines had become weaker due to its players being professionals (therefore ineligible for FIBA participation until 1989), and due to the politicization of basketball in that country. By the 21st century, the tournament has since been renamed into the FIBA Asia Championship. During the 2007 Championship, West Asian teams were able to compete with the traditional East Asian powers, as evidenced of an all-West Asian final when Iran defeated Lebanon. It is to be noted that the Chinese sent their "B team" to the Asian Championships (the "A team" was focused on warm-ups for the then up-coming Beijing Olympics to be hosted in China.)

Summary

Year Host Final Third Place Game
Champion Score Second Place Third Place Score Fourth Place
1960
Details
Philippines
Manila

Philippines
1
Taiwan

Japan
1
Korea
1963
Details
Republic of China
Taipei

Philippines
91–77
Taiwan

Korea
86–71
Thailand
1965
Details
Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur

Japan
1
Philippines

Korea
1
Thailand
1967
Details
South Korea
Seoul

Philippines
1
Korea

Japan
1
Indonesia
1969
Details
Thailand
Bangkok

Korea
1
Japan

Philippines
1
Taiwan
1971
Details
Japan
Tokyo

Japan
1
Philippines

Korea
1
Taiwan
1973
Details
Philippines
Manila

Philippines
1
Korea

Taiwan
1
Japan
1975
Details
Thailand
Bangkok

China
1
Japan

Korea
1
India
1977
Details
Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur

China
1
Korea

Japan
1
Malaysia
1979
Details
Japan
Nagoya

China
1
Japan

Korea
1
Philippines
1981
Details
India
Calcutta

China
1
Korea

Japan
1
Philippines
1983
Details
Hong Kong
Hong Kong

China
95–71
Japan

Korea
83–60
Kuwait
1985
Details
Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur

Philippines
1
Korea

China
1
Malaysia
1987
Details
Thailand
Bangkok

China
86–79
Korea

Japan
89–75
Philippines
1989
Details
People's Republic of China
Beijing

China
102–72
Korea

Chinese Taipei
69–58
Japan
1991
Details
Japan
Kobe

China
104–88
Korea

Japan
63–60
Chinese Taipei
1993
Details
Indonesia
Jakarta

China
93–72
DPR Korea

Korea
86–70
Iran
1995
Details
South Korea
Seoul

China
87–78
Korea

Japan
69–63
Chinese Taipei
1997
Details
Saudi Arabia
Riyadh

Korea
78–76
Japan

China
94–68
Saudi Arabia
1999
Details
Japan
Fukuoka

China
63–45
Korea

Saudi Arabia
93–67
Chinese Taipei
2001
Details
People's Republic of China
Shanghai

China
97–63
Lebanon

Korea
95–94
Overtime

Syria
2003
Details
People's Republic of China
Harbin

China
106–96
Korea

Qatar
77–67
Lebanon
2005
Details
Qatar
Doha

China
77–61
Lebanon

Qatar
89–77
Korea
2007
Details
Japan
Tokushima

Iran
74–69
Lebanon

Korea
80–76
Kazakhstan
2009
Details
People's Republic of China
Tianjin

Iran
70–52
China

Jordan
80–66
Lebanon
2011
Details

Note 1: A round-robin tournament determined the final standings.

Medal table

Map of the countries' best results.
 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  China 14 1 2 17
2  Philippines 5 2 1 8
3  Korea 2 11 9 22
4  Japan 2 5 7 14
5  Iran 2 0 0 2
6  Lebanon 0 3 0 3
7  Chinese Taipei 0 2 2 4
8  DPR Korea 0 1 0 1
9  Qatar 0 0 2 2
10  Jordan 0 0 1 1
 Saudi Arabia 0 0 1 1
Total 25 25 25 75

MVP Awards

Year MVP Award Winner
1960 Philippines Carlos Badion
1987 South Korea Lee Chung-Hee
1995 South Korea Hur Jae
1997 South Korea Chun Hee-Chul
1999 People's Republic of China Hu Weidong
2001 People's Republic of China Yao Ming
2003 People's Republic of China Yao Ming
2005 People's Republic of China Yao Ming
2007 Iran Hamed Haddadi
2009 Iran Hamed Haddadi

Participating nations

Nation Philippines
1960
Republic of China
1963
Malaysia
1965
South Korea
1967
Thailand
1969
Japan
1971
Philippines
1973
Thailand
1975
Malaysia
1977
Japan
1979
India
1981
Hong Kong
1983
Malaysia
1985
Thailand
1987
People's Republic of China
1989
Japan
1991
Indonesia
1993
South Korea
1995
Saudi Arabia
1997
Japan
1999
 Bahrain 12th 12th 13th 15th 10th 12th
 Bangladesh 13th 15th 18th 15th
 China 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 3rd 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 3rd 1st
 Chinese Taipei 2nd 2nd 5th 5th 4th 4th 3rd 6th 5th 3rd 4th 5th 4th 6th 4th
 DPR Korea 5th 2nd
 Hong Kong 5th 6th 8th 9th 9th 9th 11th 9th 10th 11th 10th 7th 13th 14th 13th 11th 13th 15th 14th 13th
 India 7th 6th 5th 6th 6th 4th 7th 5th 5th 6th 10th 6th 6th 13th 13th 11th
 Indonesia 6th 4th 8th 10th 13th 12th 11th 12th 14th 14th 12th 18th 12th
 Iran 5th 8th 5th 8th 5th 6th 4th 10th 8th
 Iraq 6th 8th 9th
 Japan 3rd 1st 3rd 2nd 1st 4th 2nd 3rd 2nd 3rd 2nd 5th 3rd 4th 3rd 7th 3rd 2nd 5th
 Jordan 8th 9th 10th 8th 10th 17th 7th
 Kazakhstan 5th 13th
 Korea 4th 3rd 3rd 2nd 1st 3rd 2nd 3rd 2nd 3rd 2nd 3rd 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 3rd 2nd 1st 2nd
 Kuwait 12th 4th 12th 9th 11th 6th
 Kyrgyzstan 8th
 Lebanon 7th
 Macau 15th 15th
 Malaysia 7th 5th 6th 8th 7th 5th 9th 8th 4th 7th 6th 11th 4th 7th 9th 17th 14th 14th 15th
 Pakistan 8th 12th 11th 9th 6th 9th 13th 14th 10th 17th
 Philippines 1st 1st 2nd 1st 3rd 2nd 1st 5th 5th 4th 4th 9th 1st 4th 8th 7th 11th 12th 9th 11th
 Qatar 16th
 Saudi Arabia 7th 9th 6th 6th 4th 3rd
 Singapore 7th 9th 10th 8th 10th 7th 11th 10th 11th 14th 12th 11th 11th 10th 16th
 Sri Lanka 13th 14th 12th 15th 18th 19th
 Syria 8th
 Thailand 4th 4th 7th 6th 7th 7th 6th 8th 9th 7th 10th 7th 8th 12th 15th 16th 14th
 United Arab Emirates 8th 9th 5th 10th
 Uzbekistan 7th 9th
 Vietnam 8th 10th
Total 7 8 10 10 9 9 12 13 14 13 12 15 15 15 15 18 18 19 15 15
Nation People's Republic of China
2001
People's Republic of China
2003
Qatar
2005
Japan
2007
People's Republic of China
2009
Years
 Bahrain 6
 Bangladesh 4
 China 1st 1st 1st 10th 2nd 18
 Chinese Taipei 7th 11th 9th 6th 5th 20
 DPR Korea 2
 Hong Kong 11th 13th 15th 13th 24
 India 8th 8th 12th 15th 13th 21
 Indonesia 14th 12th 15th 16
 Iran 5th 6th 1st 1st 13
 Iraq 3
 Japan 6th 6th 5th 8th 10th 24
 Jordan 10th 7th 5th 3rd 11
 Kazakhstan 7th 10th 4th 9th 6
 Korea 3rd 2nd 4th 3rd 7th 25
 Kuwait 12th 12th 13th 14th 11th 11
 Kyrgyzstan 1
 Lebanon 2nd 4th 2nd 2nd 4th 6
 Macau 2
 Malaysia 16th 16th 21
 Pakistan 10
 Philippines 15th 9th 8th 23
 Qatar 5th 3rd 3rd 7th 6th 6
 Saudi Arabia 8th 7
 Singapore 14th 16
 Sri Lanka 16th 7
 Syria 4th 9th 11th 4
 Thailand 13th 18
 United Arab Emirates 10th 16th 12th 7
 Uzbekistan 9th 14th 11th 14th 6
 Vietnam 2
Total 14 16 16 16 16

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