Basketball at the 1988 Summer Olympics – Women's tournament

The women's tournament in basketball at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul began on 19 September and ended on 29 September.

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Tournament details
Host nation South Korea
Dates19–29 September 1988
Teams
(from 4 federations)
Venues
(in 1 host city)
Games played20
Champions United States
(2nd title)
Tournament leaders
PlayersTeams
Points Bulgaria Slavcheva (19.6)  United States (92.2)
Rebounds Brazil McClain (10.4)  United States (35.6)
Assists United States Edwards,
Australia Maher (3.4)
 United States (12.0)

The United States won their second gold medal (and second consecutive gold medal) after defeating Yugoslavia, 77–70, in the gold medal match.

Competition scheduleEdit

G Group stage ¼ Quarter-finals ½ Semi-finals C Classification matches B Bronze medal match F Final
Mon 19 Tue 20 Wed 21 Thu 22 Fri 23 Sat 24 Sun 25 Mon 26 Tue 27 Wed 28 Thu 29
G G G C ½ C B C F

QualificationEdit

A NOC could enter one women's team with 12 players. Automatic qualifications were granted to the host country and the winners from the previous edition. The remaining teams were decided by a tournament held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia where the top six teams earned a spot.

Asia Europe Oceania Automatic qualifiers
  China   Soviet Union
  Yugoslavia
  Czechoslovakia
  Bulgaria
  Australia   United StatesOlympic Champions
  South Korea – Olympic hosts

SquadsEdit

Each NOC was limited to one team per tournament. Each team had a roster of twelve players.

Group stageEdit

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1   Australia 3 2 1 178 196 −18 5 Semifinals
2   Soviet Union 3 2 1 208 188 +20 5
3   Bulgaria 3 1 2 217 241 −24 4
4   South Korea 3 1 2 244 222 +22 4
Source: FIBA
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head results; 3) Points average among tied; 4) Points average.


19 September 1988
11:45
Bulgaria   62–91   Soviet Union
Scoring by half: 26–50, 36–41
Pts: Dermendzhieva, Staneva 17
Rebs: Staneva 6
Asts: Slavcheva 3
Pts: Zasulskaya 23
Rebs: Yakovleva, Zasulskaya 10
Asts: Minkh 4
19 September 1988
19:30
Australia   55–91   South Korea
Scoring by half: 20–41, 35–50
Pts: Gorman 11
Rebs: Gorman 8
Asts: Maher, Timms 3
Pts: Lee KJ 19
Rebs: Choi, Kim HS 4
Asts: Lee HS, Sung 2
22 September 1988
11:45
South Korea   66–69   Soviet Union
Scoring by half: 35–33, 31–36
Pts: Choi 20
Rebs: Sung 14
Pts: Savitskaya 18
Rebs: Savitskaya 6
Asts: Sumnikova 2
22 September 1988
19:30
Australia   63–57   Bulgaria
Scoring by half: 31–30, 32–27
Pts: Maher 20
Rebs: Maher 9
Asts: Timms 3
Pts: Slavcheva 15
Rebs: Slavcheva 6
Asts: Slavcheva 2
25 September 1988
19:30
Bulgaria   98–87   South Korea
Scoring by half: 48–51, 50–36
Pts: Slavcheva 39
Rebs: Slavcheva 8
Asts: Kostourkova 3
Pts: Choi 26
Rebs: Choi, Sung 7
Asts: 5 players 1
25 September 1998 (1998-09-25)
21:30
Australia   60–48   Soviet Union
Scoring by half: 30–30, 30–18
Pts: Maher 20
Rebs: Maher 8
Asts: Maher 6
Pts: Yakovleva 13
Rebs: 4 players 4
Asts: Minkh 2

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1   United States 3 3 0 282 234 +48 6 Semifinals
2   Yugoslavia 3 2 1 199 211 −12 5
3   China 3 1 2 200 214 −14 4
4   Czechoslovakia 3 0 3 202 224 −22 3
Source: FIBA
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head results; 3) Points average among tied; 4) Points average.


19 September 1998 (1998-09-19)
9:45
Czechoslovakia   81–87   United States
Scoring by half: 39–37, 42–50
Pts: Nováková 21
Rebs: Nováková 8
Asts: Kalužáková, Nováková 2
Pts: Edwards 24
Rebs: McClain 8
Asts: Edwards 2
19 September 1988
21:30
China   53–56   Yugoslavia
Scoring by half: 32–35, 21–21
Pts: Zheng 13
Rebs: Zheng 7
Asts: Xue 3
Pts: Nakić 13
Rebs: Golić 9
Asts: Vangelovska 4
22 September 1988
9:45
United States   101–74   Yugoslavia
Scoring by half: 55–40, 46–34
Pts: Edwards 23
Rebs: McClain 9
Asts: Weatherspoon 2
Pts: Golić 16
Rebs: Dornik 4
Asts: Bajkuša, Vangelovska 2
22 September 1998 (1998-09-22)
21:30
China   68–64   Czechoslovakia
Scoring by half: 36–36, 32–28
Pts: Zheng 12
Rebs: Han 7
Asts: Xue 3
Pts: Dobrovičová 21
Rebs: Dobrovičová 5
Asts: Kalužáková 4
25 September 1988
9:45
Czechoslovakia   57–69   Yugoslavia
Scoring by half: 15–41, 42–28
Pts: Dobrovičová 17
Rebs: Dobrovičová 9
Asts: Kalužáková 3
Pts: Nakić 24
Rebs: Dornik 8
Asts: Vangelovska 7
25 September 1998 (1998-09-25)
11:45
China   79–94   United States
Scoring by half: 37–46, 42–48
Pts: Zheng 32
Rebs: Zheng 8
Asts: Cong 5
Pts: McClain 27
Rebs: McClain 13
Asts: Edwards 5

Knockout stageEdit

Championship bracketEdit

  Semifinals (September 27)     Gold medal (September 29)
                 
  A1   Australia 56  
  B2   Yugoslavia 57    
      B2   Yugoslavia 70
      B1   United States 77
  B1   United States 102    
  A2   Soviet Union 88   Bronze medal (September 28)
 
A1   Australia 53
  A2   Soviet Union 68

SemifinalsEdit

27 September 1998 (1998-09-27)
9:45
Australia   56–57   Yugoslavia
Scoring by half: 30–32, 26–25
Pts: Timms 19
Rebs: Dalton 8
Asts: Dalton, Maher 2
Pts: Mujanović 20
Rebs: Dornik, Mujanović, Nakić 4
Asts: Vangelovska 2
27 September 1998 (1998-09-27)
11:45
United States   102–88   Soviet Union
Scoring by half: 50–39, 52–49
Pts: Cooper 27
Rebs: McClain 15
Asts: Edwards 6
Pts: Zasulskaya 16
Rebs: Tuomaitė 6
Asts: Yakovleva 2

Bronze medal gameEdit

28 September 1998 (1998-09-28)
21:30
Australia   53–68   Soviet Union
Scoring by half: 21–32, 32–36
Pts: Maher 22
Rebs: Maher, Timms 3
Asts: Maher 4
Pts: Savitskaya 16
Rebs: Yakovleva 7
Asts: Buryakina 2

Gold medal gameEdit

29 September 1998 (1998-09-29)
12:00
Yugoslavia   70–77   United States
Scoring by half: 36–42, 34–35
Pts: Nakić 23
Rebs: Golić 10
Asts: Nakić 3
Pts: Edwards 18
Rebs: Brown 8
Asts: Edwards, McConnell 3

Classification roundEdit

5th–8th Place

  September 27     5th place (September 29)
                 
  A3   Bulgaria 81  
  B4   Czechoslovakia 78    
      A3   Bulgaria 102
      B3   China 74
  B3   China 97    
  A4   South Korea 95   7th place (September 28)
 
A4   South Korea 77
  B4   Czechoslovakia 59
Classification 5–8 semifinals
27 September 1988
19:30
Bulgaria   81–78   Czechoslovakia
Scoring by half: 49–42, 32–36
Pts: Radkova 25
Rebs: Radkova 6
Asts: Khadzhiyankova, Slavcheva 3
Pts: Janoštinová 27
Rebs: Dobrovičová 9
Asts: Kysilková, Nováková 3
27 September 1988
21:30
China   97–95 (OT)   South Korea
Scoring by half: 43–38, 42–47 Overtime: 12–10
Pts: Liu 24
Rebs: Liu 6
Asts: Xue 5
Pts: Choi 21
Rebs: Sung 7
Asts: Jeong, Park CM, Sung 2
Classification 7–8
28 September 1988
19:30
South Korea   77–59   Czechoslovakia
Scoring by half: 41–26, 36–33
Pts: Choi 18
Rebs: Sung 6
Asts: Kim HS 3
Pts: Janoštinová 14
Rebs: Janoštinová 10
Asts: Janoštinová, Nováková 3
Classification 5–6
29 September 1988
9:45
Bulgaria   102–74   China
Scoring by half: 53–19, 49–55
Pts: Slavcheva 22
Rebs: Staneva 8
Asts: Radkova 2
Pts: Zheng 23
Rebs: Cong, Peng 5
Asts: Cong, Liu, Xue 1

AwardsEdit

1988 Olympic Basketball Champions
 
United States
Second title

Final rankingEdit

Rankings are determined by classification games:

Rank Women
Team Pld W L
    United States 5 5 0
    Yugoslavia 5 3 2
    Soviet Union 5 3 2
4th   Australia 5 2 3
Eliminated in the group round
5th   Bulgaria 5 3 2
6th   China 5 2 3
7th   South Korea 5 2 3
8th   Czechoslovakia 5 0 5

ReferencesEdit