First in India Sports



Indian to swim across English ChannelMihir Sen
Indian woman to swim across-English ChannelMiss Arati Saha
Man to climb Mount EverestTenzing Norgay
Man to climb Mount Everest without OxygenPhu Dorjee
Man to climb Mount Everest twiceNwang Gombu
Woman to climb mount EverestBachhendri Pal
First Indian weightlifter to win bronze medal in OlympicsKarnam Malleshwari (Sydney, in 2000)
First Indian World Chess ChampionVishwanathan Anand
First Indian woman cricketer to score double centuryMithali Raj (August 2002 playing against England)
First Indian girl to register a win in a Wimbledon tournamentSania Mirza (2003)
First Indian lady to win a medal in World Athletic ChampionshipAnju Bobby George (Aug. 2003)
The highest individual test scorer of IndiaVirendra Sehwag ( 309 runs in First test in Multan against Pakistan)
First Indian cricketer to make double centuries five timesRahul Dravid (playing test against Pakistan in Pakistan in. April 2004)
First Indian to cross seven important seas by swimmingBula Chaudhury
India's First woman athlete to win WTA open Tennis titleSania Mirza (Feb. 2005, Hyderabad)
First Indian to set a world record of ever having reached the highest of heights yet in a hot balloonVijaypath Singhania (Nov. 26, 2005. 69852 ft.)
First wonder child of Orissa only about 4 years and a half of age completes a race of 65 km.Budhia (May 2006)
First sportsman ever to win Gold Medal in Shooting in the World Shooting ChampionshipAbhinav Bindra (July 24, 2006)
First Indian to cross English channelMihir Sen
Swimmer who crossed over the English channel by swimmingMihir Sen
Woman to swim across the English ChannelArati Saha, 1959
Mountaineer who scaled Mount Everest 8 timesSherpa-Augarita
Player awarded -Padam Bhusan-C. K. Naidu
Indian players played Davis CupM. Salim and S. M. Jacob (Singles), A. A. Faiyaz and L. S. Dare (Doubles) (1921)
Tennis Grandslam title winnerMahesh Bhupati
Indian player who played the test cricketK. S. Ranjeet Singh (from England)
Captain in TestsC. K. Nayudu for the 1932 tour of England
ODI captainAjit Wadekar
Bowler who made hat-trick in Test CricketHarbhajan Singh
Batsman who made 300 runs in test CricketVirendra Sehwag
Individual Medal in Olympic gamesKD Jadhav
GrandmasterViswanathan Anad
Woman GrandmasterKoneru Humpy
First Indian who individually won the Gold medal in Olympic gamesAbhinav Bindra
First Indian who won the Bronze medal in Boxing in Olympic gamesVijendra Kumar
First Indian to cross English ChannelMihir Sen
First woman Olympic medal WinnerKarnam Malleswari, 2000
First woman Asian Games Gold Medal WinnerKamlijit Sandhu