The FIBA Asia Challenge, previously known as the FIBA Asia Stanković Cup between 2004 and 2010 and FIBA Asia Cup from 2012 to 2014, [1] is a basketball tournament which takes place every two years between teams from Asia.

FIBA Asia Challenge
Most recent season or competition:
2016 FIBA Asia Challenge
SportBasketball
Founded2004
Inaugural season2004
No. of teams10
CountryFIBA Asia member countries
ContinentFIBA Asia (Asia)
Most recent
champion(s)
 Iran (3rd title)
Most titles Iran (3 titles)
Official websiteFIBA Asia

Contents

HistoryEdit

The second tournament was supposed to be held in Damascus, Syria in 2006, but got cancelled due to political situation.

The champion is given an automatic berth to the following year's FIBA Asia Championship, while the next top three finishers would all receive additional berths for their FIBA Asia subzones.

During the FIBA Asia Central Board meeting last January 30-31, 2016, it was decided that this year's edition is the first step in the process of identifying the qualifiers for the 2017 FIBA Asia Cup (supposed to be the new name of the Asian Championship), the first-ever Continental Cup played jointly by teams from Asia and Oceania, thus renaming this tournament as FIBA Asia Challenge.[2]

SummaryEdit

Year Host Final Third Place Game
Champion Score Second Place Third Place Score Fourth Place
2004
Details
 
Taipei
 
Qatar
82–65  
South Korea
 
Chinese Taipei
82–60  
Syria
2008
Details
 
Kuwait City
 
Jordan
No playoffs  
Kazakhstan
 
Kuwait
No playoffs  
Qatar
2010
Details
 
Beirut
 
Lebanon
97–59  
Japan
 
Qatar
80–75  
Philippines
2012
Details
 
Tokyo
 
Iran
53–51  
Japan
 
Qatar
79–63  
Philippines
2014
Details
 
Wuhan
 
Iran
89–79  
Chinese Taipei
 
Philippines
80–79  
China
2016
Details
 
Tehran
 
Iran
77–47  
South Korea
 
Jordan
94–72  
Iraq

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Iran3003
2  Qatar1023
3  Jordan1012
4  Lebanon1001
5  Japan0202
  South Korea0202
7  Chinese Taipei0112
8  Kazakhstan0101
9  Kuwait0011
  Philippines0011
Totals (10 nations)66618

Participating nationsEdit

Nation  
2004
 
2008
 
2010
 
2012
 
2014
 
2016
Years
  China 5th 4th 5th 3
  Chinese Taipei 3rd 7th 6th 2nd 8th 5
  India 6th 5th 9th 7th 7th 5
  Indonesia 9th 1
  Iran 6th 1st 1st 1st 4
  Iraq 9th 4th 2
  Japan 5th 2nd 2nd 6th 6th 5
  Jordan 1st 5th 5th 3rd 4
  Kazakhstan 2nd 8th 11th 3
  Kuwait 7th 3rd 2
  Lebanon 1st 7th 2
  Macau 9th 1
  Philippines 8th 4th 4th 3rd 9th 5
  Qatar 1st 4th 3rd 3rd 10th 5
  Singapore 8th 1
  South Korea 2nd 2nd 2
  Syria 4th 10th 2
  Thailand 12th 1
  Uzbekistan 8th 1
Total 8 5 10 10 9 12

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FIBA Asia calendar 2012 – Tokyo to host re-christened FIBA Asia Cup". FIBA Asia. 8 February 2012. Retrieved 8 February 2012.
  2. ^ "FIBA Asia Central Board finalises 2016 calendar, sets road map for national federations leading up to region's 2017 flagship competition". FIBA Asia. 2 February 2016. Retrieved 29 February 2016.

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