First in sports


1. The first Indian (among women) to swim across the English Channel
    Ms. Arati Saha (Now Mrs. Arati Gupta)

2. The first Indian (among men) to swim across the English Channel
     Mihir Sen

3. The first person to ski down Mount Everest
     Yuichiro Miura of Japan

4. The first Indian to win World Billiards Trophy
     Wilson Jones

5. The first black player to win the Wimbledon men’s singles title
     Arthur Ashe (U.S. 1975)

6. First Indian woman to climb Mount Everest
      Bachendri Pal

7. First Indian Grand Master (in Chess)
      Viswanathan Anand

8. The first man to win 4 Olympic Gold Medals
      Alvin Kranzein (U.S.A.) in 1900

9. The first lawn tennis player who won the Wimbledon Championship for five years consecutively
      Bjorn Borg

10. First batsman to score three Test century in three successive Tests on debut
      Mohammad Azharuddin

11. The first batsman in the world to score centuries against all the other 8 test playing nations
      Steve Waugh (Australia)

12. The first Indian to be Chess World Champion
      Viswanathan Anand

13. The youngest Cricketer to score a century
      Mohammad Asharful (Bangladesh)

14. The first Indian women to register a win in Wimbledon Lawn Tennis
      Sania Mirza (July 2003)

15. The first Indian sports woman to win a medal in World Athletics
      Anju B George (August 2003, Paris)

16. World’s first batsman to score 400 runs in an innings in a test match
      Brian Lara (April 2004)

17. India’s first batsman to score double century in five test matches
      Rahul Dravid (April 2004)

18. The first woman cricketer to score the highest yet ever runs
      Kiran (Pakistan, March)

19. The fastest man on the earth
      Usain Bolt (16 August 2009, 100 meters clocking 9-58 seconds, an all time world record)

20. The first person from Africa to be appointed as the new President of the ICC (International Cricket Council)
      Percy Sonn appointed on July 7, 2006

21. The first Indian woman player to win a four star badminton tournament
      Saina Nehwal, May 2006

22. The first Indian sports woman to win Gold Medal in World Cup Archery
      Dola Benerjee (Won the honor in World Cup Archery final in Dubai (UAE) on November 24,              2007)

23. The highest test cricket wicket taker in the cricket world
      Muttiah Muralitharan of Sri Lanka, acquired on December 3, 2007

24. The first sportsman to clinch 8 Gold Medals in individual events at an OlympicMichael?
      Phelps at the 29th Olympiad in Beijing in August 2008.

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