First In Sports In India | Famous Sports Players in India – Sports GK Bits

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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