World University Baseball Championship

The World University Baseball Championship is an under-23 international college baseball competition sponsored by the International University Sports Federation (FISU) and was first held in 2002 in Italy. Until 2013, it was sanctioned by the then-International Baseball Federation (IBAF) and was one of several tournaments considered by the IBAF to be a minor world championship, and as such the results of the tournaments affected the IBAF World Rankings.[1] For its men's world rankings, the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) -- successor to the IBAF -- now uses the results of WBSC's biennial 23U Baseball World Cup (instead of the World University Championship).

World University Baseball Championship
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2018
SportBaseball
Founded2002
No. of teams8 (in 2018)
ContinentInternational
Most recent
champion(s)
 Japan (2018)
Most titles United States (3)

HistoryEdit

The fifth World University Baseball Championship was held from July 29 to August 8, 2010 in Tokyo, Japan and was organized by the All Japan University Baseball Federation.[2]

ResultsEdit

Year Final Host Medalists
Gold Silver Bronze
2002
Details
 
Messina
 
Cuba
 
United States
 
Japan
2004
Details
 
Tainan City
 
United States
 
Japan
 
South Korea
2006
Details
 
Havana
 
United States
 
Chinese Taipei
 
Cuba
2008
Details
 
Brno
 
United States
 
Japan
 
Chinese Taipei
2010
Details
 
Tokyo
 
Cuba
 
United States
 
Japan
2012
 
Taoyuan
FISU cancelled the tournament due to an insufficient number of teams participating.[3]
2018
Details
 
Chiayi
 
Japan
 
Chinese Taipei
 
South Korea

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  United States3205
2  Cuba2013
3  Japan1225
4  Chinese Taipei (TPE)0213
5  South Korea0022
Totals (5 nations)66618

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "IBAF World Ranking Notes". IBAF. 13 January 2009. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 3, 2009. Retrieved 24 July 2009.
  2. ^ "International university sports federation - summer winter universiades". www.fisu.net. Retrieved 2016-08-16.
  3. ^ "Cancellation 2012 World University Baseball Championship". Retrieved 2016-08-16.

External linksEdit