Indian to swim across the English Channel: Mihir Sen, 1958
Woman to swim across the English Channel: Arati Saha, 1959
Anju Bobby George: First Indian Athlete ever to win a Medal in World Championships in Athletics.She Won the Bronze Medal in Long Jump at the 2003 World Championships in Athletics in Paris.
Formula One driver: Narain Karthikeyan
Formula One team: Force India F1
A1 GP race victory: Narain Karthikeyan, Zhuhai, China, 2007
Person to equal world record in Archery: Limba Ram, 1992
Person to walk across the Mongolian Gobi Desert: Sucheta Kadethankar who achieved the feat in 51 days, 11 hours and 40 minutes in 2011
Ashish Kumar, first Indian to win a medal in both Asian games( 12 to 27 November November 2010, Guangzhou(China)) and Commonwealth games (Delhi, India, from 3 to 14 October 2010). He won Bronze medal in both games.
Shiva Keshavan, first Indian to win two gold medals for India in winter sports at the Asia Cup in Japan in 2011 and 2012; also a four-time Olympian and has set the new Asian speed record on ice at 134.3 km/h and track record of 49.590 seconds
Santhi Soundarajan: first World Peace Sports Festival Ambassador from India and first Indian woman to win a medal at Asian Games
Aanchal Thakur gives India its 1st international bronze medal in skiing.
Navjot Kaur became the first Indian woman wrestler to win an Asian gold medal.
Vinesh Phogat became the first Indian woman wrestler to win an Asian Games gold medal.
Saina Nehwal became the first Indian woman badminton player to win an Asian Games medal.