FIBA U19 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP - LITHUANIA 2013
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FIBA U19 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP - LITHUANIA 2013
Official Name
2013 FIBA U19 World Championship for Women

Place
Country: Lithuania
City: Klaipeda and Panevezys

Dates
18 July - 28 July 2013

System of competition
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Participating teams
Brazil
Korea
Russia
Serbia
Argentina
Australia
Japan
Spain
Canada
France
Netherlands
Senegal
China
Mali
USA
Lithuania
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History
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Basketball is more than just a sport in Lithuania - it's a way of life.

Given the passion the Baltic state has for the sport, it's always a pleasure to reward such enthusiasm by staging a leading international tournament in the country.
 

Over the years, Lithuania has been the backdrop for some of the biggest men's basketball events - most recently EuroBasket 2011 and last year's FIBA U17 World Championship. Now the time has come to hold a women's world championship there for the first time ever.
 

This summer, the best women's players aged 19 and under from 16 countries across FIBA's five zones will compete for the most prestigious basketball title in this age category and take another step toward becoming the stars of tomorrow.
 

These outstanding players will follow in the footsteps of some living legends. World and Olympic champions such as Diana Taurasi (USA), Lauren Jackson (Australia) and Janeth Arcain (Brazil) along with icons Celine Dumerc (France) and Lijie Miao (China) all made their mark in this tournament on their way to glittering international careers. In more recent years, Australia's Liz Cambage and Damiris Dantas of Brazil have made a name for themselves in the tournament.
 

The first FIBA U19 World Championship for Women was played in 1985 in Colorado Springs, USA. It has since been staged eight times, with the USA having won the last four editions.
 

Women's basketball in Lithuania is growing at a rapid pace and the hosts look forward to welcoming the teams from Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Japan, Korea, Mali, Netherlands, Russia, Senegal, Serbia, Spain and the USA.
 

FIBA and the Local Organising Committee (LOC) look forward to welcoming all participants to Klaipeda and Panevezys for what is sure to be an action-packed 10 days in July.


 

 

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