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FIBA World Championship for Women
Sport Basketball
Founded 1953
No. of teams 16
Continent International (FIBA)
Most recent champion(s)  Australia

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. It is held on the same cycle and in the same year as the FIBA World Championship (for Men), but in a different country.

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History

Like the men's event, the Women’s World Championship 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.

For 2006, the number of participating teams will remain at 16, unlike the men's event, which has been expanded to 24.

Only four teams have won titles in the history of the World Championship for Women. The United States has won seven titles, including four of the last six. 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.

Results

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Summaries

Year Host Final Third Place Match
Champion Score Second Place Third Place Score Fourth Place
1953
Details
 Chile (Santiago)
USA
49–36
Chile

France
49–37
Brazil
1957
Details
 Brazil (Rio de Janeiro)
USA
51–48
Soviet Union

Czechoslovakia
83–70
Brazil
1959
Details
 Soviet Union (Moscow)
Soviet Union
51–38
Bulgaria

Czechoslovakia
79–43
Yugoslavia
1964
Details
 Peru
Soviet Union
70–35
Czechoslovakia

Bulgaria
46–42
USA
1967
Details
 Czechoslovakia
Soviet Union
83–50
Korea

Czechoslovakia
60–54
East Germany
1971
Details
 Brazil
Soviet Union
88–69
Czechoslovakia

Brazil
70–63
Korea
1975
Details
 Colombia
Soviet Union
106–75
Japan

Czechoslovakia
55–45
Italy
1979
Details
 South Korea (Seoul)
USA
82–94
Korea

Canada
66–57
Australia
1983
Details
 Brazil
Soviet Union
84–82
USA

China
71–63
Korea
1986
Details
 Soviet Union
USA
108–88
Soviet Union

Canada
64–59
Czechoslovakia
1990
Details
 Malaysia
USA
88–78
Yugoslavia

Cuba
83–61
Czechoslovakia
1994
Details
 Australia
Brazil
96–87
China

USA
100–95
Australia
1998
Details
 Germany
USA
71–65
Russia

Australia
72–67
Brazil
2002
Details
 China
USA
79–74
Russia

Australia
91–63
Korea
2006
Details
 Brazil (Barueri & São Paulo)
Australia
91–74
Russia

USA
99–59
Brazil
2010
Details
 Czech Republic
2014
Details

Note: From 1953 through 1979 the medalists were decided in a league format instead of in a knockout tournament.

Successful national teams

Map of countries' best results
 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  USA 7 1 2 10
2  Soviet Union 6 2 0 8
3  Australia 1 0 2 3
4  Brazil 1 0 1 2
5  Russia 0 3 0 3
6  Czechoslovakia 0 2 4 6
7  Bulgaria 0 2 0 2
 Korea 0 2 0 2
9  China 0 1 1 2
10  Chile 0 1 0 1
 Japan 0 1 0 1
 Yugoslavia 0 1 0 1
13  Canada 0 0 2 2
14  Cuba 0 0 1 1
 France 0 0 1 1

Participation details

Team Chile
1953
Brazil
1957
Soviet Union
1959
Peru
1964
Czechoslovakia
1967
Brazil
1971
Colombia
1975
South Korea
1979
Brazil
1983
Soviet Union
1986
Malaysia
1990
Australia
1994
Germany
1998
People's Republic of China
2002
Brazil
2006
Czech Republic
2010
Total
 Argentina 6th 9th - 13th - 11th - - - - - - 15th 10th 9th Q 8
 Australia - 10th - - 10th 9th 10th 4th 11th 9th 6th 4th 3rd 3rd 1st Q 13
 Belarus - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Q 1
 Bolivia - - - - - - - 10th - - - - - - - - 1
 Brazil 4th 4th - 5th 8th 3rd 12th 9th 5th 11th 10th 1st 4th 7th 4th Q 15
 Bulgaria - - 2nd 3rd 7th - - - 6th 7th 8th - - - - - 6
 Canada - - - - - 10th 11th 3rd 9th 3rd - 7th 7th - - 10th Q 9
 Chile 2nd 7th - 11th - - - - - - - - - - - - 3
 China - - - - - - - - 3rd 5th 9th 2nd 12th 6th 12th Q 8
 Chinese Taipei - - - - - - - - - 12th - 14th - 14th 14th - 4
 Colombia - - - - - - 7th - - - - - - - - - 1
 Cuba 10th 12th - - - 7th - - 10th 6th 3rd 6th 7th 9th 11th - 10
 Czech Republic - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 7th Q 2
 Czechoslovakia - 3rd 3rd 2nd 3rd 2nd 3rd - - 4th 4th - - - - - 8
 DPR Korea - - 8th - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1
 DR Congo - - - - - - - - 14th - 15th - 16th - - - 3
 East Germany - - - - 4th - - - - - - - - - - - 1
 Ecuador - - - - - 12th - - - - - - - - - - 1
 France 3rd - - 10th - 6th - 7th - - - 9th - 8th 5th Q 8
 Germany - - - - - - - - - - - - 11th - - - 1
 Greece - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Q 1
 Hungary - 5th 7th - - - 9th - - 8th - - 10th - - - 5
 Italy - - - - 9th - 4th 5th - - 13th 11th - - - - 5
 Japan - - - 9th 5th 5th 2nd 6th 12th - 12th 12th 9th 13th - Q 11
 Kenya - - - - - - - - - - - 16th - - - - 1
 Korea - - - 8th 2nd 4th 5th 2nd 4th 10th 11th 10th 13th 4th 13th Q 13
 Lithuania - - - - - - - - - - - - 6th 11th 6th - 3
 Madagascar - - - - - 13th - - - - - - - - - - 1
 Malaysia - - - - - - - 11th - - 16th - - - - - 2
 Mali - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Q 1
 Mexico 8th 8th - - - - 6th - - - - - - - - - 3
 Netherlands - - - - - - - 8th - - - - - - - - 1
 New Zealand - - - - - - - - - - - 15th - - - - 1
 Nigeria - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 16th - 1
 Paraguay 5th 6th - 12th - - - - - - - - - - - - 3
 Peru 7th 11th - 7th - - - - 13th - - - - - - - 2
 Poland - - 5th - - - - - 7th - - 13th - - - - 3
 Romania - - 6th - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1
 Russia - - - - - - - - - - - - 2nd 2nd 2nd Q 4
 Senegal - - - - - - 13th 12th - - 14th - 14th 15th 15th Q 7
 Serbia and Montenegro - - - - - - - - - - - - - 12th - - 1
 Slovak Republic - - - - - - - - - - - 5th 8th - - - 2
 Soviet Union - 2nd 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st - 1st 2nd 5th - - - - - 9
 Spain - - - - - - - - - - - 8th 5th 5th 8th Q 5
 Switzerland 9th - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1
 Tunisia - - - - - - - - - - - - - 16th - - 1
 USA 1st 1st - 4th 11th 8th 8th 1st 2nd 1st 1st 3rd 1st 1st 3rd Q 15
 Yugoslavia - - 4th 6th 6th - - - 8th - 2nd - - - - - 5

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