FIBA U-18 ASIAN CHAMPIONSHIP | Event Date: Sunday, 4th, November 2018
Ms. Dharshini Thirunavukkarasu, B.Com student takes India to 2019 FIBA Under-19 and 2020 FIBA Under-18 Women's Asian Championship under Division A category. In a crucial match for qualifying, Dharshini showed surprising moves and extraordinary energy to clinch victory for India.
The 2018 FIBA Asia Under-18 Championship for Women was the qualifying tournament for FIBA Asia at the 2019 FIBA Under-19 Women's Basketball World Cup. FIBA Asia Under-18 Championship for Women took place in Bangalore, India between 28th October and 3rd November 2018. Sixteen (16) participating teams were divided into Division A and Division B comprising eight (8) teams each. These eight (8) teams in turn were divided into A and B groups with four (4) teams each competing among themselves. Under Division B, Group A, India played against Iran, Singapore, and Guam and won all three matches with 73-65, 79-49, and 107-42 score lead. In the knockout round India beat Hong Kong by an 83-38 lead in Semifinals; and defeated Kazakhstan in the Finals with a leading 68-45 score on the board. With an overall 5-0 win-loss record, India, the Champion Team from Division B got a direct promotion to the 2019 FIBA Under-19 Women's Asian Championship and 2020 FIBA Under-18 Women's Asian Championship under Division ‘A’ category.
ABOUT FIBA The International Basketball Federation, more commonly known as FIBA is an association of national organizations which governs international competitions in Basketball. FIBA has organized a World Championship, now known as FIBA Basketball World Cup, for men since 1950 and a Women's World Championship, now known as the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup, since 1953.