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1979 FIBA World Championship for Women

The 1979 FIBA World Championship for Women was hosted by the South Korea from 29 April - 13 May, 1979. The USA won the tournament.

1979 FIBA World Championship
for Women
8th FIBA World Championship for Women
Tournament details
Host nationSouth Korea
DatesApr 29 - May 13
Teams12
Venues
(in 1 host city)
Champions United States
(3rd title)
Official website
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Contents

VenuesEdit

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

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.

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Tie
  United States 6 5 1 463 402 +61 11 1–1,
  South Korea 6 5 1 436 413 +23 11 1–1,
  Canada 6 5 1 395 366 +29 11 1–1,
  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  

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