Hockey has always been synonymous with India. While the sport certainly has had ups and down in India, the national team's hegemony in the Olympics will always be cherished. The 80s and onwards saw a decline in both the men's as well as women's performances on the field. However, with the introduction of hockey into the Commonwealth Games in 1998, the teams found their mojo once again and came up with some formidable displays in the competition.
The Indian teams have managed to win four medals in the sport so far (one gold, three silver).
India's Performance in Hockey at CWG
2002 Manchester Games
After both the men's and women's teams finished fourth in the 1998 games, the latter came back with determination and went all the way to clinch the gold, while the former was unable to qualify for the competition. The women defeated the England national team under the able captaincy of Suraj Lata Devi. This was a huge moment for women's hockey in India as the win went on to a now-iconic film, 'Chak De India'.
2006 Melbourne Games
The women's team continued to shine as they were placed second, thereby winning the silver medal. The men, on the other hand, could not come out of their bad form as they had finished sixth in this edition.
2010 Delhi Games
In their backyard, the men's team jumped back into winning ways after winning silver while the women's team had to be content with a 5th placed finish.
2014 Glasgow Games
The results did not change for either team as the men went on to win another silver and the women went on to bag yet another 5th placed finish.