|Host nation Brazil|
Venues 1 (in 1 host city)
|Dates July 5 – 13|
Points Miki (22.1)
|Teams 12 (from 5 federations)|
Champions United States (1st title)
The 1997 FIBA Under-19 World Championship for Women took place in Brazil from 5 to 13 July 1997. It was co-organised by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) and Brazilian Basketball Confederation.
Twelve national teams competed for the championship. United States came away with the Gold medal by defeating Australia 78-74 in the final.
Except Brazil, which automatically qualified as the host nation, the 11 remaining countries qualified through their continents’ qualifying tournaments: