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1979 FIBA World Championship for Women

1979 FIBA World Championship
for Women
8th FIBA World Championship for Women
Tournament details
Host nationSouth Korea
Dates29 April – 13 May 1979
Teams12
Venues
(in 1 host city)
Champions  United States
(3rd title)
Official website
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The 1979 FIBA World Championship for Women was hosted by South Korea from 29 April to 13 May 1979; the United States won the tournament.

Overview of "Fourth Republic of Korea" article

Venues

City Venue
Seoul Jangchung Gymnasium

Competing nations

Group A Group B Group C Final round

 Bolivia
 Canada
 Netherlands
 South Korea – host

 Brazil
 France
 Japan
 Senegal

 Australia
 Italy
 Malaysia

 United States – silver medalists in 1976 Olympics

1979 FIBA World Championship for Women Venues articles: 13

Squads

Preliminary Round

Advanced to the final round
Relegated to Classification round for 8–12

Group A

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 Canada 3 3 0 244 157 +87 6
 South Korea (H) 3 2 1 247 177 +70 5
 Netherlands 3 1 2 216 196 +20 4
 Bolivia 3 0 3 108 285 −177 3

(H) – host nation.

29 April 1979
Canada  76–63  South Korea
Scoring by half: 34–30, 43–33
30 April 1979
Netherlands  95–34  Bolivia
Scoring by half: 50–14, 45–20
1 May 1979
Canada  84–36  Bolivia
Scoring by half: 40–18, 44–18
1 May 1979
South Korea  78–63  Netherlands
Scoring by half: 42–30, 36–33
2 May 1979
Canada  84–58  Netherlands
Scoring by half: 41–30, 43–28
2 May 1979
South Korea  106–38  Bolivia
Scoring by half: 60–15, 46–23

Group B

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Tie
 Japan 3 2 1 203 138 +65 5 1–1, 1.123
 France 3 2 1 193 166 +27 5 1–1, 0.966
 Brazil 3 2 1 219 188 +31 5 1–1, 0.924
 Senegal 3 0 3 127 250 −123 3  
Brazil  v  Senegal
France  v  Japan
Brazil  v  Japan
Senegal  v  France
Japan  v  Senegal
Brazil  v  France

Group C

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 Australia 2 2 0 198 90 +108 4
 Italy 2 1 1 156 115 +41 3
 Malaysia 2 0 2 50 199 −149 2
Italy  v  Malaysia
Italy  v  Australia
Australia  v  Malaysia

1979 FIBA World Championship for Women Squads articles: 2

Classification round

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
8  Netherlands 4 4 0 378 193 +185 8
9  Brazil 4 3 1 373 258 +115 7
10  Bolivia 4 2 2 196 291 −95 6
11  Malaysia 4 1 3 217 333 −116 5
12  Senegal 4 0 4 207 296 −89 4
Malaysia  v  Senegal
Bolivia  v  Brazil
Netherlands  v  Senegal
Malaysia  v  Brazil
Bolivia  v  Malaysia
Brazil  v  Netherlands
Bolivia  v  Senegal
Malaysia  v  Netherlands

Final round

The United States qualified outright for the final round of the tournament by the virtue of silver medal finish at the 1976 Olympic Games.

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Tie
 United States 6 5 1 463 402 +61 11 1–1,1.03
 South Korea 6 5 1 436 413 +23 11 1–1,0.99
 Canada 6 5 1 395 366 +29 11 1–1,0.98
 Australia 6 3 3 387 398 −11 9  
 Italy 6 2 4 386 376 +10 8  
 Japan 6 1 5 350 377 −27 7  
 France 6 0 6 338 423 −85 6  
04 May 1979
South Korea  94–82  United States
04 May 1979
France  56–59  Australia
05 May 1979
Canada  64–55  Italy
05 May 1979
Japan  56–64  South Korea
06 May 1979
France  59–72  Canada
06 May 1979
Italy  64–66  United States
07 May 1979
South Korea  76–72  Australia
07 May 1979
United States  84–65  Japan
09 May 1979
Italy  72–54  France
10 May 1979
France  71–76  South Korea
10 May 1979
Australia  59–74  United States
11 May 1979
Australia  57–66  Canada
12 May 1979
Italy  63–50  Japan
12 May 1979
United States  80–59  France
13 May 1979
Japan  60–61  Australia
13 May 1979
South Korea  63–56  Italy
13 May 1979
Canada  61–77  United States

Final standings

# Team
1  United States
2  South Korea
3  Canada
4  Australia
5  Italy
6  Japan
7  France
8  Netherlands
9  Brazil
10  Bolivia
11  Malaysia
12  Senegal

Awards

 1979 World Championship Winner 

United States
Third title

References