Basketball at the 2018 Commonwealth Games

Basketball at the 2018 Commonwealth Games was held on the Gold Coast, Australia from April 5 to 15.[1] The basketball competition was held at three venues: Cairns Convention Centre in Cairns, Townsville Entertainment and Convention Centre in Townsville for the preliminaries and the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre on the Gold Coast for the finals.[2] This was the second time that the basketball competition was held at the Commonwealth Games. A total of eight men's and eight women's teams from a total of eleven nations competed (192 athletes, at 12 per team) in each respective tournament.[3]

Basketball
at the 2018 Commonwealth Games
Basketball 2018 Commonwealth Games.svg
VenueCairns Convention Centre
Townsville Entertainment and Convention Centre
Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre
Dates5–15 April 2018
Competitors192 from 11 nations
← 2006

Competition scheduleEdit

The following is the competition schedule for the basketball competitions:[1][4] The final schedule was released on August 29, 2017.[5]

P Pool stage QF Qualifying finals ½ Semi-finals B Bronze medal match G Gold medal match
Event↓/Date → Thu 5 Fri 6 Sat 7 Sun 8 Mon 9 Tue 10 Wed 11 Thu 12 Fri 13 Sat 14 Sun 15
Men P P P P P QF ½ B G
Women P P P P P QF ½ B G

VenuesEdit

Three venues in Queensland were used. All seat 5,000 for the basketball competitions.

Gold Coast Cairns Townsville
Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre Cairns Convention Centre Townsville Entertainment and Convention Centre
Capacity: 5,000 Capacity: 5,000 Capacity: 5,000
 

QualificationEdit

A total of eight men's teams and eight women's teams qualified to compete at the games. Each nation may enter one team in each tournament (12 athletes per team) for a maximum total of 24 athletes.[3] At least four out of the six Commonwealth regions were considered to be represented in each tournament, if possible.[3] For the home nations, each country may compete, however the ranking of Great Britain was given to the home nation with the most players on the team. In this instance its unknown which team was used to determine that. For the purpose below England is attributed the rankings spot and Scotland is noted as being invited

The teams were officially confirmed on July 28, 2017.[6]

Men's competitionEdit

Qualified teamsEdit

Event Date Vacancies Qualified
Host Nation N/A 1   Australia
Best Commonwealth Teams in the FIBA World Rankings 1 July 2017 3   Nigeria
  New Zealand
  Canada
CGF/FIBA invitation 7 July 2017 4   England
  Scotland
  Cameroon
  India
Total 8

Women’s competitionEdit

Qualified teamsEdit

Event Date Vacancies Qualified
Host Nation N/A 1   Australia
Best Commonwealth Teams in the FIBA World Rankings 1 July 2017 3   Canada
  England
  Mozambique
CGF/FIBA invitation 7 July 2017 4   Jamaica
  New Zealand
  India
  Malaysia
Total 8

Participating nationsEdit

There are 11 participating nations at the basketball competitions with a total of 192 athletes.[3] The number of athletes a nation entered is in parentheses beside the name of the country.

Medal summaryEdit

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Australia2002
2  Canada0101
  England0101
4  New Zealand0022
Totals (4 nations)2226

MedalistsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men
details
  Australia (AUS)
Lucas Walker
Cameron Gliddon
Chris Goulding
Jason Cadee
Mitch Norton
Nick Kay
Brad Newley
Daniel Kickert
Angus Brandt
Damian Martin
Nathan Sobey
Jesse Wagstaff
  Canada (CAN)
Ammanuel Diressa
Jean Pierre-Charles
Justus Alleyn
Mamadou Gueye
Jean-Victor Mukama
Munis Tutu
Grant Shephard
Mambi Diawara
David Kapinga
Conor Morgan
Erik Nissen
Michael Shoveller
  New Zealand (NZL)
Reuben Te Rangi
Finn Delany
Shea Ili
Jarrod Kenny
Mika Vukona
Derone Raukawa
Thomas Abercrombie
Robert Loe
Tohi Smith-Milner
Jordan Ngatai
Ethan Rusbatch
Alex Pledger
Women
details
  Australia (AUS)
Jenna O'Hea
Tessa Lavey
Stephanie Talbot
Stephanie Blicavs
Liz Cambage
Kelsey Griffin
Katie-Rae Ebzery
Belinda Snell
Eziyoda Magbegor
Cayla George
Alice Kunek
Nicole Seekamp
  England (ENG)
Melita Emanuel-Carr
Nicolette Fong Lyew Quee
Siobhan Prior
Stefanie Collins
Rachael Vanderwal
Georgia Jones
Hannah Shaw
Eilidh Simpson
Mollie Campbell
Chantelle Pressley
Azania Stewart
Dominique Allen
  New Zealand (NZL)
Zara Jillings
Erin Rooney
Micaela Cocks
Kalani Purcell
Antonia Farnworth
Natalie Taylor
Chevannah Paalvast
Jessica Bygate
Josephine Stockill
Deena Franklin
Charlisse Leger-Walker

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Official Ticketing Guide" (PDF). www.gc2018.com/. Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation. Retrieved 9 June 2017.
  2. ^ "Venues". www.gc2018.com/. Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation. Retrieved 9 June 2017.
  3. ^ a b c d "Athlete Allocation System" (PDF). www.triathlon.org/. International Triathlon Union. 15 March 2017. Retrieved 9 June 2017.
  4. ^ "Sport Handbook" (PDF). www.cgaj.org/. Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation. 30 April 2017. Retrieved 6 August 2017.
  5. ^ "Basketball Schedule" (PDF). www.gc2018.com/. Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation. 29 August 2017. Archived from the original (PDF) on 30 October 2017. Retrieved 29 October 2017.
  6. ^ Morgan, Liam (28 July 2017). "Gold Coast 2018 reveal list of competing nations in basketball events". Insidethegames.biz. Dunsar Media. Retrieved 28 July 2017.

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