Stars of the game unveil FIBA’s new Women’s World Cup trophy
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MIES (Switzerland) – The spectacular new trophy for the FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup has been unveiled, and it is one that celebrates both the rich history of the competition and today’s heroes.
Using a unique approach to announce its arrival as the coveted prize for winners of the competition, top players both past and present from countries all over took to social media to inform their followers on Monday, May 3, about the new trophy.
Players from the FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup 2018 in Tenerife took part in the digital launch, as well as legends of the women’s game and promising young players representing the future. A number of National Federations joined the digital celebration also.
As part of a global message to celebrate women’s basketball and promote the values of diversity, unity and strength, the launch of this trophy also represents the prestige of the FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup and highlights the greatness of the many teams that have joined basketball’s elite since the very first edition in 1953. With that in mind, the new trophy has unified diamonds at the base and a crown of infinite energy that flows upwards. It is crafted from gold plated sterling silver, grown over a resin composite with gloss white enamel detailing. It is a true symbol of basketball royalty.
“We are both proud and excited to have the stars of the women’s game unveil this striking new trophy today, and we also take this opportunity to celebrate women’s basketball and recognize the many achievements made over the years,” said Andreas Zagklis, FIBA Secretary General. “The trophy itself is a unique combination of contemporary engineering and traditional silversmith techniques and it is definitely going to be a big moment next year when it’s presented to the winning team at the FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup in Australia.”
The re-design of FIBA’s trophies is part of the ongoing process of enhancing the brand and position of FIBA’s competitions, which began in 2017. The FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup trophy echoes the iconic silhouette of the Naismith Trophy, which is presented to the winners of the men’s FIBA Basketball World Cup. It also shares the signature details of the silverware for the FIBA U17 Women’s Basketball World Cup and FIBA U19 Women’s Basketball World Cup.
This magnificent trophy will be awarded for the first time at the FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup 2022 in Sydney, Australia, where 12 powerhouse nations across Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe and Oceania will compete from September 22 to October 1. National teams will qualify for the event via four global FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup 2022 Qualifying Tournaments in February 2022.
The trophy was conceived and designed by WORKS creative agency, which produced the physical trophy with Ottewill Silversmiths and the official launch film.