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2002 FIBA World Championship for Women

The 2002 FIBA World Championship for Women was hosted by China from September 14 to September 25, 2002. It was co-organised by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) and the Chinese federation. The USA won the tournament, defeating Russia 79-74 for the gold medal.

2002 FIBA World Championship
for Women
14th FIBA World Championship for Women
Tournament details
Host nationChina
DatesSeptember 14 - September 25
Teams16 (from 5 federations)
Venues(in 9 host cities)
Champions United States (7th title)
MVPUnited States Lisa Leslie
Tournament leaders
PlayersTeams
Points Australia Jackson (23.1) United States (88.6)
Rebounds Russia Baranova (11) United States (39.3)
Assists Japan Kusuda (4.8) Chinese Taipei (14.4)
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Contents

VenuesEdit

Competing nationsEdit

Except China, which automatically qualified as the host, and the United States, which automatically qualified as the reigning Olympic champion, the 14 remaining countries qualified through their continents' qualifying tournaments:

Group A Group B Group C Group D
  Japan   Brazil   Lithuania   South Korea
  Argentina   China   Chinese Taipei   Tunisia
  Australia   Yugoslavia   United States   France
  Spain   Senegal   Russia   Cuba
 
Teams qualified

SquadsEdit

Preliminary roundEdit

Group AEdit

Team Pts. W L PF PA
  Australia 6 3 0 256 164
  Spain 5 2 1 255 191
  Argentina 4 1 2 182 247
  Japan 3 0 3 181 272

September 14, 2002

Japan   65–74   Argentina Wuzhong
Australia   73–58   Spain

September 15, 2002

Argentina   53–85   Australia Wuzhong
Spain   100–63   Japan

September 16, 2002

Australia   98–53   Japan
Argentina   55–97   Spain Wuzhong

Group BEdit

Team Pts. W L PF PA
  Brazil 6 3 0 264 200
  China 5 2 1 226 213
  Yugoslavia 4 1 2 234 224
  Senegal 3 0 3 181 268

September 14, 2002

Brazil   85–73   China Taicang
Yugoslavia   94–66   Senegal

September 15, 2002

China   72–65   Yugoslavia Taicang
Senegal   52–93   Brazil

September 16, 2002

Senegal   63–81   China
Brazil   86–75   Yugoslavia Taicang

Group CEdit

Team Pts. W L PF PA
  United States 6 3 0 274 142
  Russia 5 2 1 235 196
  Lithuania 4 1 2 201 282
  Chinese Taipei 3 0 3 165 255

September 14, 2002

Lithuania   92–80   Chinese Taipei Zhangjiagang
United States   89–55   Russia

September 15, 2002

Russia   97–61   Lithuania Zhangjiagang
Chinese Taipei   39–80   United States

September 16, 2002

Chinese Taipei   46–83   Russia
United States   105–48   Lithuania Zhangjiagang

Group DEdit

Team Pts. W L PF PA
  France 6 3 0 313 176
  South Korea 5 2 1 282 231
  Cuba 4 1 2 222 235
  Tunisia 3 0 3 170 345

September 14, 2002

South Korea   124–70   Tunisia Changshu
France   92–61   Cuba

September 15, 2002

Cuba   71–78   South Korea Changshu
Tunisia   35–131   France

September 16, 2002

Tunisia   65–90   Cuba
France   90–80   South Korea Changshu

Eighth-final roundEdit

Group EEdit

Team Pts. W L PF PA
  Brazil 11 5 1 492 176
  Australia 11 5 1 524 231
  China 10 4 2 472 235
  Spain 10 4 2 473 345
  Yugoslavia 8 2 4 466 235
  Argentina 7 1 5 352 345

September 18, 2002

Yugoslavia   82–93   Australia Suzhou
Brazil   85–39   Argentina
China   72–59   Spain

September 19, 2002

Argentina   76–83   Yugoslavia Suzhou
Spain   78–68   Brazil
Australia   101–72   China

September 20, 2002

Yugoslavia   67–81   Spain
Brazil   75–74   Australia Suzhou
China   102–55   Argentina

Group FEdit

Team Pts. W L PF PA
  United States 12 6 0 553 307
  Russia 11 5 1 482 368
  France 10 4 2 511 414
  South Korea 9 3 3 458 484
  Lithuania 8 2 4 397 489
  Cuba 7 1 5 392 466

September 18, 2002

South Korea   47–92   Russia Changzhou
Cuba   44–87   United States
France   71–63   Lithuania

September 19, 2002

United States   91–53   South Korea Changzhou
Lithuania   63–60   Cuba
Russia   74–59   France

September 20, 2002

South Korea   76–70   Lithuania
Cuba   66–81   Russia Changzhou
France   68–101   United States

Knockout stageEdit

Championship bracketEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
September 23 - Nanjing
 
 
  Brazil70
 
September 24 - Nanjing
 
  South Korea 71
 
  South Korea53
 
September 23 - Nanjing
 
  Russia70
 
  China70
 
September 25 - Nanjing
 
  Russia 86
 
  Russia74
 
September 23 - Nanjing
 
  United States79
 
  Spain55
 
September 24 - Nanjing
 
  United States94
 
  United States71
 
September 23 - Nanjing
 
  Australia56 Third place
 
  Australia78
 
September 25 - Nanjing
 
  France 52
 
  South Korea63
 
 
  Australia91
 

5th through 8th placeEdit

 
Classification roundFifth place
 
      
 
September 24 - Nanjing
 
 
  China81
 
September 25 - Nanjing
 
  Brazil80
 
  China72
 
September 24 - Nanjing
 
  Spain91
 
  France59
 
 
  Spain69
 
Seventh place
 
 
September 25 - Nanjing
 
 
  Brazil74
 
 
  France65

9th through 12th placeEdit

 
Classification roundNinth place
 
      
 
September 23 - Zhenjiang
 
 
  Yugoslavia74
 
September 24 - Zhenjiang
 
  Cuba76
 
  Cuba92
 
September 23 - Zhenjiang
 
  Argentina71
 
  Lithuania65
 
 
  Argentina71
 
Eleventh place
 
 
September 24 - Zhenjiang
 
 
  Yugoslavia62
 
 
  Lithuania83

13th through 16th placeEdit

 
Classification roundThirteenth place
 
      
 
September 19 - Huai'an
 
 
  Japan91
 
September 20 - Huai'an
 
  Senegal89
 
  Japan76
 
September 19 - Huai'an
 
  Chinese Taipei61
 
  Chinese Taipei107
 
 
  Tunisia70
 
Fifteenth place
 
 
September 20 - Huai'an
 
 
  Senegal87
 
 
  Tunisia52

AwardsEdit

 2002 FIBA Women's World Championship Winner 
 
United States
Seventh title


Most Valuable Player
  Lisa Leslie

All-Tournament TeamEdit

Final standingsEdit

Rank Team Record
1   United States 9–0
2   Russia 7–2
3   Australia 7–2
4   South Korea 4–5
5   Spain 6–3
6   China 5–4
7   Brazil 6–3
8   France 4–5
9   Cuba 3–5
10   Argentina 2–6
11   Lithuania 3–5
12   Yugoslavia 2–6
13   Japan 2–3
14   Chinese Taipei 1–4
15   Senegal 1–4
16   Tunisia 0–5

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FOURTEENTH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP FOR WOMEN -- 2002". usab.com.

External linksEdit