First in Indian Sports

First in Olympic
* First Olympic team medal: Gold for Hockey at the 1928 Summer Olympics Amsterdam, beating the Nethherlands.
* First Olympic individual medal (in British India): Norman Pritchard, 1900.
* First Olympic individual medal: Bronze by K.D. Jadhav for wrestling at the 1952 Summer Olympic Helsinki.

First in Formula I
* First Formula I race driver: Narain Karthikeyan.
* First Formula I team: Force India F1.
* First A1 GP race victory: Narain Karthikeyan, Zhuhai, China, 2007.

First in Chess
* First Chess Grandmaster: Viswanathan Anand in 1988, at the age of 18.
* First FIDE World Chess Champion: Viswanathan Anand in December 2000.

* First Undisputed World Chess Champion: Viswanathan Anand in September 2007.
First in Tennis
* First Tennis Grand Slam title: Mahesh Bhupati (partnering with Japanese Rika Hiraki) in the Mixed Doubles category of the 1997 French Open
* First Tennis Grand Slam win by a women: Nirupama Vaidyanathan beat Italian Gloria Pizzichini in the First round of 1998 Australian Open First Women in 4th round (higest as of 2008) of a tennis
* Grand Slam event: Sania Mirza in the Singles Category of the 2005 US Open
* First Tennis Grand Slam Junior title: Leander Paes in the Singles category of the 1990 Wimbledon Championship. He is also the only medal fetcher for India in the Atlanta Olympics. He won a bronze medal, the only medal that put India in the medal tally.
* First Tennis Grand Slam Junior title by a women: Sania Mirza (partnering with Russian Alisa Kleybanova) in the Doubles category of the 2003 Wimbledon Championships.

First in Cricket
* First Cricket tournament: The Bombay Triangular which Later became the Bombay Quadrangular (1912-1936).
* First Cricket Test Match: Against England at Lord's June, 25, 1932.
* First Cricket Captain: CK Nayudu for the 1932 tour of England.
* First Cricketer to score a century: Lala Amarnath in 1933 against England in South Bombay.
* First Cricketer to score a triple century: Vijay Hazare.
* First Test Cricket hat-trick: Harbhajan Singh against Austrlia in March 2001.
* First Cricketer World Cup Championship Win: At the 1983 Cricket World Cup.
* First Batsman to complete 10,000 runs in Test Cricket: Sunil Gavaskar (he was the first in the world to achieve this feat).
* First Batsman to complete 10,000 runs in ODI Cricket: Sachin Tendulkar (he was the first in the world to achieve this feat).
* First Cricketer to score 75 Test and ODI centuries: Sachin Tendulkar.
* The fastest Test triple-century by number of balls faced, where that figure is recorded: Virender Sehwag's 278-ball triple century for India against South Africa in the first Test of the Future Cup in Chennai in 2008.
First in Others
* First Person to swim across the English Channel: Mihir Sen.
* First Women to swim across the English Channel: Mihir Sen, 1958.
* First Asian Games organised: Delhi (1951).

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