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Friday, 10 January 2020

First in Sports in India

First In Sports In India:


S. No
First In Sports
Sports Name / Year
Player Name 
1
The first Indian to win an individual medal at the Olympic Games
Westling - 1952
KD Jadhav
2
The first Indian woman to win an individual medal at the Olympic Games
Weightlifting- 2000
Karnam Malleswari
3
The first Indian to win a gold medal at the Olympic Games
Shooting- 2008
Abhinav Bindra
4
The first Indian (also the first Asian) to win the Wimbledon junior Singles title
Tennis -1954
Ramanathan Krishnan  
5
The first Indian to win a Grand Slam title (French Open mixed doubles title in 1997)
Tennis -1997
Mahesh Bhupathi
6
The first Indian to achieve a career Grand Slam in mixed doubles
Tennis -2006
Mahesh Bhupathi (2006)
7
The first Indian to achieve a career Grand Slam in doubles
Tennis 2012
Leander Paes (2012)
8
The first Indian to become a world champion in billiards
Billiard 1958 & 1964
Wilson Jones
9
India's first Grandmaster and also the first Indian to win the FIDE World Chess Championship
Chess- 1988, 2000 & 2002
Vishwanathan Anand
10
The first Indian to win the under 10 World Chess Championship
Chess=- 1996
P. Harikrishna
11
The first Indian to win the All England Badminton Championship
Badminton -1980
Prakash Padukone
12
The first Indian gymnast to win a medal at the Commonwealth Games
Gymnastic -2010
Ashish Kumar
13
The first Indian woman to receive the Grandmaster's title
Chess -2002
Koneru Humpy
14
The youngest Indian to win the Grandmaster title
Chess -2006
Parimarjan Negi (13 years 3 months and 22 days)
15
The youngest Indian to captain its test cricket team
Cricket- 1962
Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi
16
The first Indian to swim across the English Channel
Swimming -1958
Mihir Sen  
17
The first Indian woman (also Asian woman) to swim across the English Channel
Swimming- 1959
Aarti Saha  
18
The first woman in the world to swim the seven seas
Swimming
Bula Chaudhary
19
The first Indian woman to win a gold medal at the Asian Games
Athlete- 1970
Kamaljit Sandhu
20
The first Indian women athlete to win a medal at a world event (Bronze at World Athletics Championship, 2003)
Athlete -2003
Anju Bobby George
21
The first Indian woman to win a Grand Slam title
Tennis- 2005
Sania Mirza
22
The first Indian to win the World Junior Badminton Championships and also to win a Super Series tournament, (by clinching the Indonesia Open). First Indian woman to be ranked World No. 1
Badminton- 2008
Saina Nehwal
23
1st recipient of Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award
Chess -1992
Viswanathan Anand
24
1st woman recipient of Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award
Weight lifting - 1995
Karnam Malleswari
25
1st recipient of Dhyanchand Lifetime Achievement Award
Basketball -2002
Aparna Ghosh
26
1st cricket player to be awarded the Arjuna Award
Cricket - 1961
Salim Durrani
27
1st Indian to win Olympic medals at two consecutive Olympic Games
Wrestling 2008 & 2012
Sushil Kumar
28
1st Indian recipient of International Cricket Council's Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy (also the first in the world)
Cricket -2004
Rahul Dravid
29
1st Indian recipient of Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World
Cricket -2009
Virender Sehwag
30
First Indian woman to win a silver medal in Olympic in Badminton 
Badminton - 2016
Pusarla Venkata Sindhu 

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