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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

First in Sports in India

In this article we will talk about First in India or first Indian to achieve certain distinction in various disciplines of sport .




Achievement/ Event
Sportsperson/ Sport Team
The first Indian to win an individual medal at the Olympic Games
KD Jadhav
The first Indian to win a gold medal at the Olympic Games
Abhinav Bindra (Shooting)
The first Indian woman to win an individual medal at the Olympic Games
Karnam Malleswari (Weight Lifting)
1st Indian to win Olympic medals at two consecutive Olympic Games
Sushil Kumar
The first Indian (also the first Asian) to win the Wimbledon junior Singles title
Ramanathan Krishnan (1954)
The first Indian to win a Grand Slam title
Mahesh Bhupathi (French Open mixed doubles title in 1997)
The first Indian woman to win a Grand Slam title
Sania Mirza
The first Indian to become a world champion in billiards
Wilson Jones
India's first Grandmaster and also the first Indian to win the FIDE World Chess Championship
Vishwanathan Anand
The first Indian to win the under 10 World Chess Championship
P. Harikrishna
The first Indian to win the All England Badminton Championship
Prakash Padukone
The first Indian gymnast to win a medal at the Commonwealth Games
Ashish Kumar
The first Indian woman to receive the Grandmaster's title
Koneru Humpy
The youngest Indian to win the Grandmaster title
Parimarjan Negi (13 years 3 months and 22 days)
The youngest Indian to captain its test cricket team
Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi
The first woman in the world to swim the seven seas
Bula Chaudhary
The first Indian to swim across the English Channel
Mihir Sen (1958)
The first Indian woman (also Asian woman) to swim across the English Channel
Aarti Saha (1959)
The first Indian woman to win a gold medal at the Asian Games
Kamaljit Sandhu
The first Indian women athlete to win a medal at a world event
Anju Bobby George (Bronze at World Athletics Championship, 2003)
The first Indian to win the World Junior Badminton Championships and also to win a Super Series tournament, (by clinching the Indonesia Open).
Saina Nehwal
First Indian woman to be ranked World No. 1
1st recipient of Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award
Viswanathan Anand
1st woman recipient of Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award
Karnam Malleswari
1st recipient of Dhyanchand Lifetime Achievement Award
Aparna Ghosh
1st cricket player to be awarded the Arjuna Award
Salim Durrani
1st Indian recipient of ICC's Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy (also the first in the world)
Rahul Dravid
The first Indian Formula 1 race driver
Narain Karthikeyan
The first Indian Formula 1 team
Force India
The first Indian Batsman to complete 10000 runs in Test Cricket
Sunil Gavaskar
The first Indian Batsman to complete 10000 runs in One Day Cricket
Sachin Tendulkar
The first Indian Cricketer to score a triple century
Virendra Sehwag
The first Indian Cricketer to take hat trick in Test Cricket
Harbhajan Singh