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From PV Sindhu to Dutee Chand, Meet India’s First Gold Medal Winners

Sports | Trending Desk | August 29, 2019, 12:50 pm
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 PV Sindhu: PV Sindhu created history by becoming the first Indian to win a gold at the BWF Badminton World Championships on Basel, Switzerland. Sindhu defeated Japan's Nozomi Okuhara 21-7, 21-7 in a one-sided clash that lasted for 36 minutes. Previously, she had won two bronze medals in the 2013 and 2014 edition of the World Championships. (Image: AP)

PV Sindhu: PV Sindhu created history by becoming the first Indian to win a gold at the BWF Badminton World Championships on Basel, Switzerland. Sindhu defeated Japan's Nozomi Okuhara 21-7, 21-7 in a one-sided clash that lasted for 36 minutes. Previously, she had won two bronze medals in the 2013 and 2014 edition of the World Championships. (Image: AP)

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 MC Mary Kom: Five-time world champion MC Mary Kom, who won a bronze medal at London Olympics in 2012, became the first Indian woman boxer to clinch a gold medal at the Asian Games. She defeated Kazakhstan's Zhaina Shekerbekova 2-0 in the 51kg category at 2014 Asian Games at Incheon, South Korea. (Image: PTI)

MC Mary Kom: Five-time world champion MC Mary Kom, who won a bronze medal at London Olympics in 2012, became the first Indian woman boxer to clinch a gold medal at the Asian Games. She defeated Kazakhstan's Zhaina Shekerbekova 2-0 in the 51kg category at 2014 Asian Games at Incheon, South Korea. (Image: PTI)

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 Shiva Thapa: Boxer Shiva Thapa became the first Indian to win a gold medal at the President's Cup Boxing tournament in Kazakhstan. . (Image: BFI)

Shiva Thapa: Boxer Shiva Thapa became the first Indian to win a gold medal at the President's Cup Boxing tournament in Kazakhstan. . (Image: BFI)

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 Hima Das: In July 2018, Hima Das created history as she won India their first-ever gold medal in track events at the IAAF World Under-20 Athletics Championships. The 19-year-old clocked 51.46 second in the 400m race. (Image: AP)

Hima Das: In July 2018, Hima Das created history as she won India their first-ever gold medal in track events at the IAAF World Under-20 Athletics Championships. The 19-year-old clocked 51.46 second in the 400m race. (Image: AP)

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 Abhinav Bindra: Abhinav Bindra made history at 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics after he became the first and only Indian to have an individual Olympic gold. He clinched a gold medal for India in the men's 10m air rifle shooting competition. It was India's first Individual gold medal in the Olympics. (Image: Reuters)

Abhinav Bindra: Abhinav Bindra made history at 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics after he became the first and only Indian to have an individual Olympic gold. He clinched a gold medal for India in the men's 10m air rifle shooting competition. It was India's first Individual gold medal in the Olympics. (Image: Reuters)

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 Indian Men's Hockey team: At 1948 London Olympics, India for the first time participated as an independent nation at the Games. India's men hockey team led by Kishan Lal won the gold medal after defeating Great Britain. It was country's first gold medal as an independent nation. (Image: Getty Images)

Indian Men's Hockey team: At 1948 London Olympics, India for the first time participated as an independent nation at the Games. India's men hockey team led by Kishan Lal won the gold medal after defeating Great Britain. It was country's first gold medal as an independent nation. (Image: Getty Images)

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