Belgium women's national basketball team

The Belgium women's national basketball team represents Belgium in international women's basketball competitions for women. Commonly referred to (in all languages) as the Belgian Cats, their first appearance in a major international tournament was in 1950, at the European Championship in Budapest. The team has participated in thirteen European Championship tournaments (including best finishes of 3rd place in 2017 and 2021) but had not been present at World Championships or the Olympic Games until they qualified for the 2018 FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup (where they finished in 4th place),[2] and the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Belgium
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FIBA ranking6 Steady (9 August 2021)[1]
FIBA zoneFIBA Europe
National federationKBBB
CoachValery Demory
Nickname(s)Belgian Cats
Olympic Games
Appearances1
MedalsNone
World Cup
Appearances1
MedalsNone
EuroBasket
Appearances13
MedalsBronze medal blank.svg (2017, 2021)
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Home jersey
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Team colours
Home
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Away jersey
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Team colours
Away

The Belgian Cats, together with the men's national basketball team, are administered by the Belgian Basketball Federation.[3]

Competitive recordEdit

Summer OlympicsEdit

Year Place Pld W L PF PA
  1976 Did not qualify
  1980
  1984
  1988
  1992
  1996
  2000
  2004
  2008
  2012
  2016
  2020 7th 4 2 2 319 282
Total 1/12 4 2 2 319 282

World CupEdit

Year Place Pld W L PF PA
  1953 Did not qualify
  1957
  1959
  1964
  1967
  1971
  1975
  1979
  1983
  1986
  1990
  1994
  1998
  2002
  2006
  2010
  2014
  2018 Fourth place 6 3 3 456 401
  2022 Qualified
Total 2/19 1 3 3 456 401

EuroBasketEdit

Year Place Pld W L PF PA
  1938 Did not qualify
  1950 8 8 4 4 328 351
  1952 Did not qualify
  1954
  1956
  1958
  1960 10 7 0 7 284 402
  1962 10 5 0 5 172 287
  1964 Did not qualify
  1966
  1968 7 9 2 7 374 615
  1970 12 7 0 7 390 599
  1972 Did not qualify
  1974
  1976 12 8 1 7 471 740
  1978 Did not qualify
  1980 13 8 1 7 453 668
  1981 Did not qualify
  1983
  1985 12 7 0 7 306 350
  1987 Did not qualify
  1989
  1991
  1993
  1995
  1997
  1999
  2001
  2003 6 8 3 5 578 649
  2005 Did not qualify
  2007 7 8 4 4 525 520
  2009 Did not qualify
  2011
  2013
   2015
  2017   6 5 1 413 376
   2019 5 6 3 3 418 400
   2021   6 4 2 445 414
Total 13/38 93 27 66 5157 6371

2020 Olympic rosterEdit

The roster was announced on 4 July 2021.[4]

Belgium women's national basketball team – 2020 Summer Olympics roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Age – Date of birth Height Club Ctr.
SG 5 Kim Mestdagh 31 – (1990-03-12)12 March 1990 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) PF Schio  
SF 6 Antonia Delaere 26 – (1994-08-01)1 August 1994 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) Basket Zaragoza  
PG 9 Marjorie Carpréaux 33 – (1987-09-17)17 September 1987 1.64 m (5 ft 5 in) Castors Braine  
PF 11 Emma Meesseman 28 – (1993-05-13)13 May 1993 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) UMMC Ekaterinburg  
C 12 Ann Wauters 40 – (1980-10-12)12 October 1980 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) Free agent
C 13 Kyara Linskens 24 – (1996-11-13)13 November 1996 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) Nadezhda Orenburg  
F 22 Hanne Mestdagh 28 – (1993-04-19)19 April 1993 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) Namur-Capitale  
F 32 Heleen Nauwelaers 25 – (1996-03-14)14 March 1996 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) Granada  
C 34 Billie Massey 21 – (2000-03-21)21 March 2000 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) Kangoeroes Basket Mechelen  
PG 35 Julie Vanloo 28 – (1993-02-10)10 February 1993 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in) BC Enisey  
PF 42 Jana Raman 30 – (1991-02-15)15 February 1991 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) CB Estudiantes  
PG 55 Julie Allemand 25 – (1996-07-07)7 July 1996 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in) ASVEL Féminin  
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  •   Sven Van Camp
  •   Pierre Cornia
Legend
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 26 July 2021

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FIBA Ranking Presented by Nike". FIBA. 9 August 2021. Retrieved 9 August 2021.
  2. ^ http://www.fiba.basketball/womensbasketballworldcup/2018/game/3009/Spain-Belgium
  3. ^ Profile | Belgium, Fiba.com. Retrieved 15 July 2016.
  4. ^ "Belgium make roster tweaks for Olympic debut". fiba.basketball. Retrieved 4 July 2021.
  5. ^ "Team Roster Belgium" (PDF). olympics.com. Retrieved 26 July 2021.

External linksEdit