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1994 FIBA World Championship for Women

1994 edition of the FIBA World Championship for Women

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1994 FIBA World Championship
for Women
12th FIBA World Championship for Women
Tournament details
Host nationAustralia
Dates2 – 12 June
Teams16 
(from 5 federations)
Venues
(in 4 host cities)
Champions  Brazil
(1st title)
Tournament leaders
PlayersTeams
Points Marcari (27.6)  United States (99.1)
Rebounds Zheng (13.1)  Poland (41.9)
Assists Souvré (6.0)  France (17.9)
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The 1994 FIBA Women's World Championship was the 12th edition of the FIBA Women's World Championship, an quadrennial international tournament played by women's basketball teams in FIBA. It was hosted in Australia from 2 to 12 June 1994 at five venues with the Sydney Entertainment Centre hosting the finals.

The tournament consisted of 16 nations from five federations who competed through the regional qualifiers to get to the tournament. These teams were divided into four groups for the Preliminary Round. Based on the results of the Preliminary round, the teams were then resorted into groups for the Quarterfinal round, with the top two finishers in each Preliminary group placed into Quarterfinal Groups A and B, and the bottom two finishers placed into Groups C and D. Based on the placement in the Quarterfinal round, the teams were then sorted into groups of four, each of which played a two-round knockout draw to determine the final standings.[1]

In the semi-finals, Brazil and China made it through to the final defeating the United States and Australia respectively. In what was the first gold medal final appearance for both teams, Brazil took out the title defeating China 96–87. The United States claimed the bronze defeating Australia 100–95.

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Venues

The 1994 edition saw four venues host the games. The Sydney Entertainment Centre was the main venue which hosted the second phase and the finals. The other venues hosted one of the first phase groups with the Derwent Entertainment Centre hosting Group A, Clipsal Powerhouse Group B and D with the Silverdome hosting Group C.

Adelaide Hobart Launceston Sydney
Clipsal Powerhouse
Capacity: 8,000
Derwent Entertainment Centre
Capacity: 5,400
Silverdome
Capacity: 4,000
Sydney Entertainment Centre
Capacity: 12,500

1994 FIBA World Championship for Women Venues articles: 7

Competing nations

Group A Group B Group C Group D
 Spain  Canada  Brazil  Australia
 New Zealand  Cuba  Chinese Taipei  China
 South Korea  France  Poland  Italy
 United States  Kenya  Slovakia  Japan

Squads

Preliminary round

Qualified to the Quarterfinals Groups A & B
Qualified to the Quarterfinals Groups C & D

In the Preliminary Round, each team played games against the other three teams in its group. The top two teams in each group were then placed into Groups A and B for the Quarterfinal Round, while the remaining teams were placed into Groups C and D for the Quarterfinal Round. Teams placed into Groups A and B for the Quarterfinal Round were eligible for the Championship bracket, while teams placed into Groups C and D finished no higher than 9th place.[2]

Group A

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 United States 3 3 0 297 182 +115 6
 Spain 3 2 1 277 234 +43 5
 South Korea 3 1 2 249 255 −6 4
 New Zealand 3 0 3 159 311 −152 3
2 June 1994
Spain  117–54  New Zealand
Scoring by half: 56-29, 61-25
2 June 1994
United States  108–64  South Korea
Scoring by half: 49-30, 59-34
3 June 1994
South Korea  97–58  New Zealand
Scoring by half: 44-24, 53-34
3 June 1994
United States  92–71  Spain
Scoring by half: 49-35, 43-36
4 June 1994
New Zealand  47–97  United States
Scoring by half: 24-54, 23-43
4 June 1994
South Korea  88–89  Spain
Scoring by half: 32-44, 56-45

Group B

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 Cuba 3 3 0 283 191 +92 6
 Canada 3 2 1 247 179 +68 5
 France 3 1 2 231 181 +50 4
 Kenya 3 0 3 129 339 −210 3
2 June 1994
Cuba  71–68  France
Scoring by half: 39-42, 32-26
2 June 1994
Kenya  34–109  Canada
Scoring by half: 20-52, 14-57
3 June 1994
Canada  72–90  Cuba
Scoring by half: 34-55, 38-35
3 June 1994
France  108–44  Kenya
Scoring by half: 55-19, 53-25
4 June 1994
Kenya  51–122  Cuba
Scoring by half: 26-73, 25-49
4 June 1994
France  55–66  Canada
Scoring by half: 34-33, 21-33

Group C

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 Slovakia 3 3 0 279 213 +66 6
 Brazil 3 2 1 287 259 +28 5
 Poland 3 1 2 231 245 −14 4
 Chinese Taipei 3 0 3 220 300 −80 3
2 June 1994
Slovakia  94–52  Poland
Scoring by half: 47-27, 47-25
2 June 1994
Brazil  112–83  Chinese Taipei
Scoring by half: 64-41, 48-42
3 June 1994
Poland  102–64  Chinese Taipei
Scoring by half: 57-25, 45-39
3 June 1994
Brazil  88–99  Slovakia
Scoring by half: 50-52, 38-47
4 June 1994
Chinese Taipei  73–86  Slovakia
Scoring by half: 36-46, 37-40
4 June 1994
Brazil  87–77  Poland
Scoring by half: 48-39, 39-38

Group D

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 China 3 2 1 229 197 +32 5
 Australia 3 2 1 200 196 +4 5
 Italy 3 2 1 193 198 −5 5
 Japan 3 0 3 188 219 −31 3
2 June 1994
Australia  60–58  Japan
Scoring by half: 32-34, 28-24
2 June 1994
China  60–65  Italy
Scoring by half: 35-42, 25-23
3 June 1994
Italy  77–62  Japan
Scoring by half: 39-27, 38-38
3 June 1994
Australia  67–87  China
Scoring by half: 33-40, 34-47
4 June 1994
Italy  51–73  Australia
Scoring by half: 24-38, 27-35
4 June 1994
Japan  65–82  China
Scoring by half: 37-47, 28-35

1994 FIBA World Championship for Women Competing nations articles: 12

Quarterfinal Round

Qualified to the Championship bracket
Qualified to the 5–8 bracket
Qualified to the 9–12 bracket
Qualified to the 13–16 bracket

In the Quarterfinal Round, each team played games against the other three teams in its group. The top two teams in Groups A and B qualified for the Championship bracket, while the remaining teams from Groups A and B were placed in the bracket to determine places 5 through 9. The top two teams from Groups C and D were placed in the bracket to determine places 9 through 12, and the remaining teams were placed in the bracket to determine places 13 through 16.[3]

Group A

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 United States 3 3 0 289 231 +58 6
 Australia 3 2 1 246 237 +9 5
 Slovakia 3 1 2 239 252 −13 4
 Canada 3 0 3 200 254 −54 3

Group B

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 China 3 2 1 243 250 −7 5
 Brazil 3 2 1 293 275 +18 5
 Cuba 3 1 2 243 262 −19 4
 Spain 3 1 2 228 220 +8 4

Group C

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 South Korea 3 3 0 297 230 +67 6
 Japan 3 2 1 292 229 +63 5
 Poland 3 1 2 265 247 +18 4
 Kenya 3 0 3 204 352 −148 3

Group D

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 France 3 2 1 250 197 +53 5
 Italy 3 2 1 258 194 +64 5
 Chinese Taipei 3 2 1 230 269 −39 5
 New Zealand 3 0 3 184 262 −78 3

Knockout stage

Championship bracket

 
Semi-FinalsFinal
 
      
 
11 June – Sydney
 
 
 Brazil110
 
12 June – Sydney
 
 United States107
 
 Brazil96
 
11 June – Sydney
 
 China87
 
 Australia65
 
 
 China66
 
Third place
 
 
12 June – Sydney
 
 
 United States100
 
 
 Australia95

5th through 8th place

 
Classification roundFifth place
 
      
 
11 June – Sydney
 
 
 Slovakia90
 
12 June – Sydney
 
 Spain69
 
 Cuba81
 
11 June – Sydney
 
 Slovakia92
 
 Canada55
 
 
 Cuba74
 
Seventh place
 
 
12 June – Sydney
 
 
 Canada70
 
 
 Spain65

9th through 12th place

 
Classification roundNinth place
 
      
 
11 June – Sydney
 
 
 South Korea89
 
12 June – Sydney
 
 Italy78
 
 South Korea79
 
11 June – Sydney
 
 France89
 
 Japan81
 
 
 France82
 
Eleventh place
 
 
12 June – Sydney
 
 
 Italy90
 
 
 Japan75

13th through 16th place

 
Classification roundThirteenth place
 
      
 
11 June – Sydney
 
 
 Poland79
 
12 June – Sydney
 
 New Zealand70
 
 Poland84
 
11 June – Sydney
 
 Chinese Taipei69
 
 Kenya80
 
 
 Chinese Taipei85
 
Fifeteenth place
 
 
12 June – Sydney
 
 
 New Zealand93
 
 
 Kenya76

Awards

 1994 World Championship Winner 

Brazil
First title
Most Valuable Player
Zheng Haixia

Final standings

# Team W-L
 Brazil 6–2
 China 5–3
 United States 7–1
4  Australia 4–4
5  Slovakia 6–2
6  Cuba 5–3
7  Canada 3–5
8  Spain 3–5
9  France 6–2
10  South Korea 4–4
11  Italy 5–3
12  Japan 2–6
13  Poland 5–3
14  Chinese Taipei 2–6
15  New Zealand 1–7
16  Kenya 0–8

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