World University Baseball Championship

World University Baseball Championship

World University Baseball Championship
Sport Baseball
Founded 2002
No. of teams 8 (in 2010)
Continent International
Most recent champion(s)  Cuba (in 2010)
Most titles  United States (3)

The World University Baseball Championship is an under-23 international college baseball competition sponsored by the International University Sports Federation (FISU) and sanctioned by the International Baseball Federation (IBAF), which was first held in 2002 in Italy. It is one of several tournaments considered by the IBAF to be considered a minor world championship, and as such the results of the tournaments have an impact on the IBAF World Rankings.[1]

The 5th World University Baseball Championship was held from July 29 to August 8, 2010 in All Japan University Baseball Federation.[2]

Results

Year Final Host Medalists
Gold Silver Bronze
2002
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Messina

Cuba

United States

Japan
2004
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Tainan City

United States

Japan

South Korea
2006
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Havana

United States
Chinese Taipei
Cuba
2008
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Brno

United States

Japan
Chinese Taipei
2010
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Tokyo

Cuba

United States

Japan
2012

Taoyuan
FISU cancelled the tournament due to insufficient amount of teams participated.[3]
2016
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Raleigh-Durham

Medal table

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  United States 3 2 0 5
2  Cuba 2 0 1 3
3  Japan 0 2 2 4
4 Chinese Taipei(Taiwan)1 0 1 1 2
5  South Korea 0 0 1 1

1 Cross-Strait relations.

See also

References

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  2. ^ 5th World University Baseball Championship
  3. ^ Cancellation 2012 World University Baseball Championship