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1997 FIBA Under-19 World Championship for Women

The 1997 FIBA Under-19 World Championship for Women took place in Brazil from 5 to 13 July 1997. It was co-organised by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) and Brazilian Basketball Confederation.

1997 FIBA Under-19 Women’s Basketball World Cup
Tournament details
Host nation Brazil
Dates July 5 – 13
Teams 12 (from 5 federations)
Venues(in 1 host city)
Champions  United States (1st title)
Tournament leaders
PlayersTeams
Points Japan Miki (22.1) United States (80.6)
Rebounds Cuba Plutin (12.1) Russia (41.3)
Assists United States Teasley (4.1) United States (12.0)
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Twelve national teams competed for the championship. United States came away with the Gold medal by defeating Australia 78-74 in the final.[1]

Contents

VenuesEdit

Competing nationsEdit

Except Brazil, which automatically qualified as the host nation, the 11 remaining countries qualified through their continents’ qualifying tournaments:

Preliminary roundEdit

Times given below are in UTC-03:00

Group AEdit

Position Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Tiebreak
1   Brazil 5 4 1 344 298 +46 9 1-0
2   Slovakia 5 4 1 336 277 +59 9 0-1
3   Czech Republic 5 3 2 308 277 +31 8
4   China 5 2 3 327 311 +16 7
5   Mali 5 1 4 216 321 -105 6 1-0
6   Argentina 5 1 4 276 323 -47 6 0-1
5 July 1997
10:00
Mali   37–60   Czech Republic
5 July 1997
14:00
Argentina   79–65   China
5 July 1997
19:15
Slovakia   73–75   Brazil
6 July 1997
11:30
China   66–37   Mali
6 July 1997
15:30
Czech Republic   59–63   Slovakia
6 July 1997
19:30
Brazil   73–48   Argentina
7 July 1997
12:00
Mali   56–48   Argentina
7 July 1997
16:00
Slovakia   60–55   China
7 July 1997
20:00
Czech Republic   53–61   Brazil
9 July 1997
12:00
Argentina   50–62   Slovakia
9 July 1997
16:00
China   65–69   Czech Republic
9 July 1997
20:00
Brazil   69–48   Mali
10 July 1997
12:00
Czech Republic   67–51   Argentina
10 July 1997
16:00
Slovakia   78–38   Mali
10 July 1997
20:00
China   76–66   Brazil

Group BEdit

Position Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Tiebreak
1   United States 5 4 1 393 335 +58 9 1-1 (+24)
2   Australia 5 4 1 380 300 +80 9 1-1 (+3)
3   Russia 5 4 1 351 343 +8 9 1-1 (-27)
4   Spain 5 2 3 284 287 -3 7
5   Cuba 5 1 4 372 422 -50 6
6   Japan 5 0 5 295 391 -96 5
5 July 1997
12:00
Cuba   57–72   Spain
5 July 1997
16:00
United States   84–65   Japan
5 July 1997
21:00
Russia   66–63   Australia
6 July 1997
9:30
Japan   63–68   Cuba
6 July 1997
13:30
Spain   45–59   Russia
6 July 1997
17:30
Australia   80–74   United States
7 July 1997
10:00
Russia   76–58   Japan
7 July 1997
14:00
Spain   41–53   Australia
7 July 1997
Cuba   88–92   United States
9 July 1997
10:00
Australia   91–58   Cuba
9 July 1997
14:00
Japan   48–70   Spain
9 July 1997
18:00
United States   76–46   Russia
10 July 1997
10:00
Japan   61–93   Australia
10 July 1997
14:00
Spain   56–70   United States
10 July 1997
18:00
Russia   104–101   Cuba

Knockout stageEdit

BracketEdit

 
Semi-finalsFirst place
 
      
 
12 July
 
 
  United States90
 
13 July
 
  Slovakia77
 
  United States78
 
12 July
 
  Australia74
 
  Brazil60
 
 
  Australia71
 
Third place
 
 
13 July
 
 
  Slovakia45
 
 
  Brazil40
5th place bracket
 
Semi-finalsFifth place
 
      
 
12 July
 
 
  Russia74
 
13 July
 
  China57
 
  Russia68
 
12 July
 
  Czech Republic63
 
  Czech Republic57
 
 
  Spain54
 
Seventh place
 
 
13 July
 
 
  China60
 
 
  Spain57
9th place bracket
 
Semi-finalsNinth place
 
      
 
12 July
 
 
  Cuba59
 
13 July
 
  Argentina74
 
  Australia70
 
12 July
 
  Slovakia60
 
  Mali60
 
 
  Japan58
 
Eleventh place
 
 
13 July
 
 
  Cuba67
 
 
  Japan63

Classification 9-12Edit

12 July 1997
10:00
Cuba   59–74   Argentina
12 July 1997
12:00
Mali   60–58   Japan

Classification 5-8Edit

12 July 1997
14:00
Russia   74–57   China
12 July 1997
16:00
Czech Republic   57–54   Spain

SemifinalsEdit

12 July 1997
18:00
Brazil   60–71   Australia
12 July 1997
20:00
United States   90–77   Slovakia

Eleventh place gameEdit

13 July 1997
9:30
Cuba   67–63   Japan

Ninth place gameEdit

13 July 1997
11:30
Argentina   70–60   Mali

Seventh place gameEdit

13 July 1997
13:30
China   60–57   Spain

Fifth place gameEdit

13 July 1997
15:30
Russia   68–63   Czech Republic

Third place gameEdit

13 July 1997
17:30
Slovakia   45–40   Brazil

FinalEdit

13 July 1997
19:30
United States   78–74   Australia

Final standingsEdit

# Team W-L
    United States 6-1
    Australia 5-2
    Slovakia 5-2
4   Brazil 4-3
5   Russia 6-1
6   Czech Republic 4-3
7   China 3-4
8   Spain 2-5
9   Argentina 3-4
10   Mali 2-5
11   Cuba 2-5
12   Japan 0-7

AwardsEdit

 1997 FIBA Women's World Junior Championship Winner 
 
United States
First title

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ FIBA Archive. 1997 World Championship for Junior Women. Event Standings. Retrieved 2016-07-14

External linksEdit