In front of a sold-out Sydney Superdome, the United States defeated China 83-61 to win their fourth consecutive FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup title and their eleventh overall.
A massive crowd of 15,895 watched as the United States added to their incredible legacy with another podium finish.
China’s Yueru Li finished the game with 19 points and 12 rebounds after beginning the game competitively. USA, led by A’Ja Wilson’s 19 points, Kelsey Plum’s 17 points, and Chelsea Gray’s 8 assists, dominated their opponents after halftime and finished the season undefeated.
Earlier in the day, tournament hosts Australia won the bronze medal with a 95-65 victory over Canada in the Third Place Game, as Opals legend Lauren Jackson produced a fairytale ending to her illustrious career.
Already tied for the All-Time FIBA Women’s Basketball World Championship
In her 43rd game, she set a new appearance record by scoring 30 points to go out in style. Steph Talbot’s cameo performance included 16 points, 8 rebounds, and 8 assists.
Wilson was named TISSOT MVP and led the Google All-Star Five in recognition of her outstanding performances for the United States. She was joined by Breanna Stewart of the United States, Xu Han of China, Steph Talbot of Australia, and Bridget Carleton of Canada. Click here for details.
Several new awards were also presented for the first time at the event. Click here for details.
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Moreover, the global attendance for the FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup 2022 in Sydney was more than double that of the previous edition, with 145,521 fans attending games.
This victory also earned the United States an automatic berth in the 2024 Women’s Olympic Basketball Tournament in Paris.
FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup 2022 Final Standings
8. Puerto Rico
12. Bosnia and Herzegovina