1979 FIBA World Championship for Women

The 1979 FIBA World Championship for Women (Korean: 1979 FIBA ​​세계 여자 선수권 대회) was hosted by South Korea from 29 April to 13 May 1979; the United States won the tournament.

1979 FIBA World Championship
for Women
8th FIBA World Championship for Women
Tournament details
Host nationSouth Korea
Dates29 April – 13 May 1979
Teams12
Venues
(in 1 host city)
Champions United States
(3rd title)
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VenuesEdit

City Venue
Seoul Jangchung Gymnasium

Competing nationsEdit

Group A Group B Group C Final round

  Bolivia
  Canada
  Netherlands
  South Korea – host

  Brazil
  France
  Japan
  Senegal

  Australia
  Italy
  Malaysia

  United States – silver medalists in 1976 Olympics

SquadsEdit

Preliminary RoundEdit

Advanced to the final round
Relegated to Classification round for 8–12

Group AEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
  Canada 3 3 0 244 157 +87 6
  South Korea (H) 3 2 1 247 177 +70 5
  Netherlands 3 1 2 216 196 +20 4
  Bolivia 3 0 3 108 285 −177 3

(H) – host nation.

29 April 1979
Canada   76–63   South Korea
Scoring by half: 34–30, 43–33
30 April 1979
Netherlands   95–34   Bolivia
Scoring by half: 50–14, 45–20
1 May 1979
Canada   84–36   Bolivia
Scoring by half: 40–18, 44–18
1 May 1979
South Korea   78–63   Netherlands
Scoring by half: 42–30, 36–33
2 May 1979
Canada   84–58   Netherlands
Scoring by half: 41–30, 43–28
2 May 1979
South Korea   106–38   Bolivia
Scoring by half: 60–15, 46–23

Group BEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Tie
  Japan 3 2 1 203 138 +65 5 1–1, 1.123
  France 3 2 1 193 166 +27 5 1–1, 0.966
  Brazil 3 2 1 219 188 +31 5 1–1, 0.924
  Senegal 3 0 3 127 250 −123 3  

Group CEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
  Australia 2 2 0 198 90 +108 4
  Italy 2 1 1 156 115 +41 3
  Malaysia 2 0 2 50 199 −149 2
1 May 1979 Italy   76–79   Australia Seoul
Scoring by half: 35–44, 41–35
Arena: Jangchung Gymnasium

Classification roundEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
8   Netherlands 4 4 0 378 193 +185 8
9   Brazil 4 3 1 373 258 +115 7
10   Bolivia 4 2 2 196 291 −95 6
11   Malaysia 4 1 3 217 333 −116 5
12   Senegal 4 0 4 207 296 −89 4

Final roundEdit

The United States qualified outright for the final round of the tournament by the virtue of silver medal finish at the 1976 Olympic Games.

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Tie
  United States 6 5 1 463 402 +61 11 1–1,1.03
  South Korea 6 5 1 436 413 +23 11 1–1,0.99
  Canada 6 5 1 395 366 +29 11 1–1,0.98
  Australia 6 3 3 387 398 −11 9  
  Italy 6 2 4 386 376 +10 8  
  Japan 6 1 5 350 377 −27 7  
  France 6 0 6 338 423 −85 6  
04 May 1979
South Korea   94–82   United States
04 May 1979
France   56–59   Australia
05 May 1979
Canada   64–55   Italy
05 May 1979
Japan   56–64   South Korea
06 May 1979
France   59–72   Canada
06 May 1979
Italy   64–66   United States
07 May 1979
South Korea   76–72   Australia
07 May 1979
United States   84–65   Japan
09 May 1979
Italy   72–54   France
10 May 1979
France   71–76   South Korea
10 May 1979
Australia   59–74   United States
11 May 1979
Australia   57–66   Canada
12 May 1979
Italy   63–50   Japan
12 May 1979
United States   80–59   France
13 May 1979
Japan   60–61   Australia
13 May 1979
South Korea   63–56   Italy
13 May 1979
Canada   61–77   United States

Final standingsEdit

# Team
  1   United States
  2   South Korea
  3   Canada
4   Australia
5   Italy
6   Japan
7   France
8   Netherlands
9   Brazil
10   Bolivia
11   Malaysia
12   Senegal

AwardsEdit

 1979 World Championship Winner 
 
United States
Third title

ReferencesEdit