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lunes, 27 de julio de 2015

Team USA gana su sexto FIBA U19 Women's World Championship consecutivo

USA claim sixth FIBA U19 Women’s World Championship title in a row

CHEKHOV/VIDNOE (2015 FIBA U19 Women’s World Championship) - The United States made it a stunning sixth consecutive title after successfully defending their crown at the 2015 FIBA U19 Women's World Championship by holding off host nation Russia 78-70 in Sunday’s Final.

A’ja Wilson had 30 points to set a new record for most points scored in a game by a USA player in the competition. The USA have won the last six editions of the tournament dating back to 2005. By finishing second, Russia returned to the podium for the first time since 2001.

Australia claimed the last step on the podium for a second time in a row after fending off a comeback by Spain to complete a 69-62 success in the Third-Place Game.

Wilson was rewarded for her fine play in the Final and throughout the Championship by being named the Most Valuable Player, presented by Tissot. She headlined the All-Star Five and was joined by team-mate Napheesa Collier, Russia’s Maria Vadeeva and Daria Kolosovskaia and Alanna Smith of Australia.

In the Classification Games, France held off Belgium 53-40 for fifth place, China cruised past Canada 67-47 to finish seventh, while Netherlands came in ninth after beating Brazil 83-72, Serbia saw off Mali 58-46 for 11th place, Korea grabbed 13th place with a 78-67 defeat of Chinese Taipei and Argentina defeated Egypt 50-43 for 15th place.

Final standings of the 2015 FIBA U19 Women’s World Championship:
1. USA
2. Russia
3. Australia
4. Spain
5. France
6. Belgium
7. China
8. Canada
9. Netherlands
10. Brazil
11. Serbia
12. Mali
13. Korea
14. Chinese Taipei
15. Argentina
16. Egypt

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