The International Basketball Association (FIBA) has unveiled the newly-designed FIBA Basketball World Cup Trophy.
This was showcased during the Official Draw Ceremony of the Qualifiers for China 2019 in Guanzhou.
The basketball’s ultimate prize is made almost entirely out of gold (the first in history) and stands 60 centimeters high – 13 higher than the previous one.
It features a roll of honor listing all of the previous world champions.
It also features a golden hoop in which ‘Federation Internationale de Basketball Amateur’ FIBA’s original name is written, a mark that identifies it as an official trophy.
In view of this launch, all trophies awarded to the winners of FIBA’s Continental Cups have all been re-designed.
Written by Chineze Ogugua