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1983 FIBA World Championship for Women

1983 FIBA World Championship
for Women
9th FIBA World Championship for Women
Tournament details
Host nationBrazil
DatesJuly 24 – August 6, 1983
Teams14
Venues
(in 4 host cities)
Champions  Soviet Union
(6th title)
Official website
1979
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The 1983 FIBA World Championship for Women was hosted by Brazil from July 24 to August 6, 1983. The Soviet Union won the tournament, defeating the United States 84–82 in the final.

Overview of "Brazil" article

Venues

City Venue
Brasilia Nilson Nelson Gymnasium
Porto Alegre Gigantinho
Rio de Janeiro Ginásio do Maracanãzinho
São Paulo Ginásio do Ibirapuera ( Ibirapuera)

Participating nations

Group A Group B Group C Semifinal round

 Bulgaria
 Cuba
 South Korea
 Peru

 Australia
 Japan
 Poland
 Yugoslavia

 Canada
 China
 Soviet Union
 Zaire

 Brazil – host
 United States

1983 FIBA World Championship for Women Venues articles: 14

Squads

Preliminary round

The top two teams in each group advance to the semifinal round, while the bottom two teams played in the classification round.

Group A

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1  South Korea 3 3 0 225 171 +54 6 Advance to semifinal round
2  Bulgaria 3 2 1 221 163 +58 5
3  Cuba 3 1 2 219 208 +11 4 Qualified for classification round
4  Peru 3 0 3 148 271 −123 3
Source: FIBA Archive
South Korea  v  Cuba
Peru  v  Bulgaria
Bulgaria  v  Cuba
South Korea  v  Peru
Peru  v  Cuba
South Korea  v  Bulgaria

Group B

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1  Poland 3 3 0 204 176 +28 6 Advance to semifinal round
2  Yugoslavia 3 2 1 227 187 +40 5
3  Australia 3 1 2 221 218 +3 4 Qualified for classification round
4  Japan 3 0 3 176 247 −71 3
Source: FIBA Archive
Australia  v  Poland
Yugoslavia  v  Japan
Japan  v  Australia
Yugoslavia  v  Poland
Australia  v  Yugoslavia
Poland  v  Japan

Group C

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1  Soviet Union 3 3 0 287 166 +121 6 Advance to semifinal round
2  China 3 2 1 228 198 +30 5
3  Canada 3 1 2 201 205 −4 4 Qualified for classification round
4  Zaire 3 0 3 133 280 −147 3
Source: FIBA Archive
China  v  Canada
Soviet Union  v  Zaire
Zaire  v  China
Canada  v  Soviet Union
Soviet Union  v  China
Zaire  v  Canada

Classification Round

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
9  Canada 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10  Cuba 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Source: FIBA Archives

Peru  v  Zaire
v  Canada
Cuba  v
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v  Cuba
Canada  v
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Semifinal round

The United States qualified for the semifinal round by the virtue of winning the previous world championship, while Brazil qualified as hosts. A total of 25 matches were played in the semifinal round.

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1  United States 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Qualified for the final
2  Brazil (H) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3  South Korea 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Qualified for the bronze medal match
4  Bulgaria 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5  Poland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6  Yugoslavia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7  Soviet Union 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8  China 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Source: FIBA Archives
(H) Host.
United States  v  China
Poland  v  Soviet Union
Yugoslavia  v  Brazil
v  Poland
v  United States
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United States  v
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v  United States
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United States  v
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v  United States
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United States  v
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Medal games

Bronze medal match

6 August 1983
Rank 3 vs. Rank 4
Scoring by half: –, –

Final

6 August 1983
21:45
Soviet Union  84–82  United States
Scoring by half: 37–40, 47–42
Pts: Elena Chausova (24) Pts: Cheryl Miller (23)

Final standings

# Team
1  Soviet Union
2  United States
3  China
4  South Korea
5  Brazil
6  Bulgaria
7  Poland
8  Yugoslavia
9  Canada
10  Cuba
11  Australia
12  Japan
13  Peru
14  Zaire

Awards

 1983 World Championship Winner 

Soviet Union
Sixth title

References