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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 Person to swim across the English Channel Mihir Sen,
First Women to swim across the English Channel Mihir Sen, 1958
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 Asian Games organised Delhi (1951)
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 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


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