Saturday 15 January 2022

First in sports and adventure in India

First in India is a vast topic and it is not possible to cover in detail. We are covering only that part which seems important from examination point of view. You are advised to keep yourself updated with regard to latest developments in sports world. We will also keep you updated in the upcoming posts. 

First in sports and adventure in India

1. 1st  recipient of Dhayanchand lifetime Achievement Award-Aparna Ghosh
2. 1st  cricket player to be awarded the Arjuna Award-Salim Durrani
3. 1st  Indian to win Olympic medals at two consecutive Olympic Games-Sushil Kumar
4. First Indian woman to be ranked World No. 1 – Saina Nahwal
5. 1st  Indian recipient of International Cricket Council’s Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy (also the first in the world)-Rahul Dravid
6. 1st  Indian recipient of Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World -  Virender Sehwag

7. The first Indian woman athlete to win a medal at a world event(Bronze at world Athlete Championship, 2003) –Anju Bobby George
8. The first Indian woman to win  Grand Slam title—Sania Mirza
9. The first Indian to swim across the English channel -Mihir Sen(1958)
10. The first Indian woman(also Asian woman) to swim across the English Channel – Aarti Saha(1959)
11. The youngest Indian to captain its test cricket team—Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi
12. The first woman  to win a gold medal at the Asian Games—Kamaljit Sandhu
13. 1st  recipient of Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award – Viswanathan Anand
14. The youngest Indian to win the Grandmaster title – Parimarjan Negi (13 years 3 mnths and 22 days)
15 . The first Indian to become a world champion in billiards –wilson Jones
16. 1st  women recipient of Rajiv Gandhi khel Ratna Award – Kamam Malleshwari
17. The first Indian to win the All England Badminton Championship – Prakash Padukone
18. First Indian who won the Bronze medal in Boxing in Olympic Games – Vijendra Kumar
19. The first Indian woman to receive the Grandmaster’s title – Koneru Humpy
20. Indian’s first Grandmaster and also the first Indian to win the  FIDE world Chess Championship – Vishwanathan Anand
21. First Gold Medalist on International Track – Hima Das
22. The first Indian to win an individual medal at the Olympic Games –KD Jadhav
23. First woman to climb Mount Everest—Bachendari Pal
24. The first Indian to win the under 10 World Chess Championship – P. Harikrishan

25. First Mountaineer who scaled Mount Everest 8 times – Sherpa Augarita
26. The first Indian to win an individual medal at the Olympic games-Abhinav Bindra
27. The first Indian gymnast to win a medal at the common wealth Games – Ashish Kumar
28. First Bowler who made hat-trick in Test Cricket – Harbajan Singh
29. First man to climb Mount Everest without oxygen—Phu Dorjee (1984)
30. First Test-tube Baby – Durga Agarwal (born 1978)
31. First Newspaper of India—Hickey’s Bengal Gazette (1760)
32. First Satellite of India—Aryabhatta(launched on 19April, 1975)
33. First man ot climb Mount Everest—Tenzing Norgay
34. First Lady Doctor—Anandibai Joshi
35. First place to get electricity – Darjeeling (1897)
36. First sound film – Alam Ara(1931)

37. First person to reach the south pole—Col Jatinder kumar Bajaj
38. First person to reach the North Pole—squadron Leader Sanjay Thapar
39. First Marshal of Indian Air force – Arjun Singh
40. First color film – Kisan Kanya (1937)
41. First Indian member in British House of Commons – Dada Bhai Naoroji (1892)
42. First woman Supreme Court Judge – kumari Fathima Beevi
43. First woman IPS - Kiran Bedi
44. First woman to win silver in olympic games - P. V. Sandhu

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