On 03 August 2002: Indian women’s hockey team defeated England 3-2 in the final to win gold at the 2002 Commonwealth Games held at the Belle Vue Complex, Manchester, England.
In the final, Mamta Kharab gave India the lead with her goal in the 21st minute. The lead was doubled within 10 minutes as Sita Gussain too found the back of the nett. Sarah Blanks (35′) and Helen Grant (46′) scored one goal each for the English to level the score at 2 – 2. Both the teams were unable to score any further till the end of regulation time.
In order to decide the gold medalist, the match went into extra time, where in the 78th minute Mamta Kharab netted the historic goal for India.
Squad: Suraj Lata Devi (c), Mamta Kharab, Sita Gussain, Kanti Baa, Suman Bala, Tingonleima Chanu, Ngasepam Pakpi Devi, Saba Anjum Karim, Amandeep Kaur, Manjinder Kaur, Jyoti Sunita Kullu, Helen Mary, Masira Surin, Pritam Rani Siwach, Sumrai Tete, Sanggai Chanu
|03 Aug 2002 – Gold Medal Match|
|IND||3 – 2||ENG|
|03 Aug 2002 – Bronze Medal Match|
|AUS||4 – 3||NZL|