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1994 FIBA World Championship for Women

The 1994 FIBA Women's World Championship was hosted by the Sydney Entertainment Centre in Sydney, Australia from 2 June to 12 June, 1994. Brazil won the tournament, defeating China 96-87 in the final.

1994 FIBA World Championship
for Women
12th FIBA World Championship for Women
Tournament details
Host nationAustralia
DatesJune 2 - June 12
Teams16 
(from 5 federations)
Venues
(in 4 host cities)
Champions Brazil
(1st title)
Tournament leaders
PlayersTeams
Points Brazil Marcari (27.6)  United States (99.1)
Rebounds China Zheng (13.1)  Poland (41.9)
Assists France Souvré (6.0)  France (17.9)
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Teams from 16 nations participated in the championship. These teams were divided into four groups for the Preliminary Round. Based on the results of the Preliminary round, the teams were then resorted into groups for the Quarterfinal round, with the top two finishers in each Preliminary group placed into Quarterfinal Groups A and B, and the bottom two finishers placed into Groups C and D. Based on the placement in the Quarterfinal round, the teams were then sorted into groups of four, each of which played a two-round knockout draw to determine the final standings.[1]

The Sydney Entertainment Centre hosted some preliminary round games and all of the finals. Other venues used for the championship were the 8,000 capacity Clipsal Powerhouse in Adelaide, the 5,400 seat Derwent Entertainment Centre in Hobart and the 4,000 seat Silverdome in Launceston, Tasmania.

VenuesEdit

 
 
Adelaide
 
Hobart
 
Launceston
 
Sydney
1994 FIBA World Championship for Women (Australia)
Adelaide Hobart Launceston Sydney
Clipsal Powerhouse Derwent Entertainment Centre Silverdome Sydney Entertainment Centre
     
Capacity: 8,000 Capacity: 5,400 Capacity: 4,000 Capacity: 12,500

Competing nationsEdit

Group A Group B Group C Group D
  Spain   Canada   Brazil   Australia
  New Zealand   Cuba   Chinese Taipei   China
  South Korea   France   Poland   Italy
  United States   Kenya   Slovakia   Japan

SquadsEdit

Preliminary roundEdit

Qualified to the Quarterfinals Groups A & B
Qualified to the Quarterfinals Groups C & D

In the Preliminary Round, each team played games against the other three teams in its group. The top two teams in each group were then placed into Groups A and B for the Quarterfinal Round, while the remaining teams were placed into Groups C and D for the Quarterfinal Round. Teams placed into Groups A and B for the Quarterfinal Round were eligible for the Championship bracket, while teams placed into Groups C and D finished no higher than 9th place.[2]

Group AEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
  United States 3 3 0 297 182 +115 6
  Spain 3 2 1 277 234 +43 5
  South Korea 3 1 2 249 255 −6 4
  New Zealand 3 0 3 159 311 −152 3
2 June 1994
Spain   117–54   New Zealand
Scoring by half: 56-29, 61-25
2 June 1994
United States   108–64   South Korea
Scoring by half: 49-30, 59-34
3 June 1994
South Korea   97–58   New Zealand
Scoring by half: 44-24, 53-34
3 June 1994
United States   92–71   Spain
Scoring by half: 49-35, 43-36
4 June 1994
New Zealand   47–97   United States
Scoring by half: 24-54, 23-43
4 June 1994
South Korea   88–89   Spain
Scoring by half: 32-44, 56-45

Group BEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
  Cuba 3 3 0 283 191 +92 6
  Canada 3 2 1 247 179 +68 5
  France 3 1 2 231 181 +50 4
  Kenya 3 0 3 129 339 −210 3
2 June 1994
Cuba   71–68   France
Scoring by half: 39-42, 32-26
2 June 1994
Kenya   34–109   Canada
Scoring by half: 20-52, 14-57
3 June 1994
Canada   72–90   Cuba
Scoring by half: 34-55, 38-35
3 June 1994
France   108–44   Kenya
Scoring by half: 55-19, 53-25
4 June 1994
Kenya   51–122   Cuba
Scoring by half: 26-73, 25-49
4 June 1994
France   55–66   Canada
Scoring by half: 34-33, 21-33

Group CEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
  Slovakia 3 3 0 279 213 +66 6
  Brazil 3 2 1 287 259 +28 5
  Poland 3 1 2 231 245 −14 4
  Chinese Taipei 3 0 3 220 300 −80 3
2 June 1994
Slovakia   94–52   Poland
Scoring by half: 47-27, 47-25
2 June 1994
Brazil   112–83   Chinese Taipei
Scoring by half: 64-41, 48-42
3 June 1994
Poland   102–64   Chinese Taipei
Scoring by half: 57-25, 45-39
3 June 1994
Brazil   88–99   Slovakia
Scoring by half: 50-52, 38-47
4 June 1994
Chinese Taipei   73–86   Slovakia
Scoring by half: 36-46, 37-40
4 June 1994
Brazil   87–77   Poland
Scoring by half: 48-39, 39-38

Group DEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
  China 3 2 1 229 197 +32 5
  Australia 3 2 1 200 196 +4 5
  Italy 3 2 1 193 198 −5 5
  Japan 3 0 3 188 219 −31 3
2 June 1994
Australia   60–58   Japan
Scoring by half: 32-34, 28-24
2 June 1994
China   60–65   Italy
Scoring by half: 35-42, 25-23
3 June 1994
Italy   77–62   Japan
Scoring by half: 39-27, 38-38
3 June 1994
Australia   67–87   China
Scoring by half: 33-40, 34-47
4 June 1994
Italy   51–73   Australia
Scoring by half: 24-38, 27-35
4 June 1994
Japan   65–82   China
Scoring by half: 37-47, 28-35

Quarterfinal RoundEdit

Qualified to the Championship bracket
Qualified to the 5-8 bracket
Qualified to the 9-12 bracket
Qualified to the 13-16 bracket

In the Quarterfinal Round, each team played games against the other three teams in its group. The top two teams in Groups A and B qualified for the Championship bracket, while the remaining teams from Groups A and B were placed in the bracket to determine places 5 through 9. The top two teams from Groups C and D were placed in the bracket to determine places 9 through 12, and the remaining teams were placed in the bracket to determine places 13 through 16.[3]

Group AEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
  United States 3 3 0 289 231 +58 6
  Australia 3 2 1 246 237 +9 5
  Slovakia 3 1 2 239 252 −13 4
  Canada 3 0 3 200 254 −54 3

Group BEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
  China 3 2 1 243 250 −7 5
  Brazil 3 2 1 293 275 +18 5
  Cuba 3 1 2 243 262 −19 4
  Spain 3 1 2 228 220 +8 4

Group CEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
  South Korea 3 3 0 297 230 +67 6
  Japan 3 2 1 292 229 +63 5
  Poland 3 1 2 265 247 +18 4
  Kenya 3 0 3 204 352 −148 3

Group DEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
  France 3 2 1 250 197 +53 5
  Italy 3 2 1 258 194 +64 5
  Chinese Taipei 3 2 1 230 269 −39 5
  New Zealand 3 0 3 184 262 −78 3

Knockout stageEdit

Championship bracketEdit

 
Semi-FinalsFinal
 
      
 
June 11 - Sydney
 
 
  Brazil110
 
June 12 - Sydney
 
  United States107
 
  Brazil96
 
June 11 - Sydney
 
  China87
 
  Australia65
 
 
  China66
 
Third place
 
 
June 12 - Sydney
 
 
  United States100
 
 
  Australia95

5th through 8th placeEdit

 
Classification roundFifth place
 
      
 
June 11 - Sydney
 
 
  Slovakia90
 
June 12 - Sydney
 
  Spain69
 
  Cuba81
 
June 11 - Sydney
 
  Slovakia92
 
  Canada55
 
 
  Cuba74
 
Seventh place
 
 
June 12 - Sydney
 
 
  Canada70
 
 
  Spain65

9th through 12th placeEdit

 
Classification roundNinth place
 
      
 
June 11 - Sydney
 
 
  South Korea89
 
June 12 - Sydney
 
  Italy78
 
  South Korea79
 
June 11 - Sydney
 
  France89
 
  Japan81
 
 
  France82
 
Eleventh place
 
 
June 12 - Sydney
 
 
  Italy90
 
 
  Japan75

13th through 16th placeEdit

 
Classification roundThirteenth place
 
      
 
June 11 - Sydney
 
 
  Poland79
 
June 12 - Sydney
 
  New Zealand70
 
  Poland84
 
June 11 - Sydney
 
  Chinese Taipei69
 
  Kenya80
 
 
  Chinese Taipei85
 
Fifeteenth place
 
 
June 12 - Sydney
 
 
  New Zealand93
 
 
  Kenya76

AwardsEdit

 1994 World Championship Winner 
 
Brazil
First title
Most Valuable Player
  Zheng Haixia

Final standingsEdit

# Team W-L
    Brazil 6-2
    China 5-3
    United States 7-1
4   Australia 4-4
5   Slovakia 6-2
6   Cuba 5-3
7   Canada 3-5
8   Spain 3-5
9   France 6-2
10   South Korea 4-4
11   Italy 5-3
12   Japan 2-6
13   Poland 5-3
14   Chinese Taipei 2-6
15   New Zealand 1-7
16   Kenya 0-8

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1994 World Championship for Women". fiba.com.
  2. ^ "Preliminary Round results". fiba.com.
  3. ^ "Quarterfinal Round results". fiba.com.

External linksEdit