Which is the first sports in India?

Which is Indias first game?

One of the most ancient games that originated in India, Chess was initially called ‘Ashtapada’. The game then came to be called as ‘Chaturanga’ during the rule of Gupta Empire. Persians who travelled to ancient India had picked up the game and named it as ‘Shatranj’.

Who is first in sports?

First in Sports – World

Achievement Sportsperson
The first person in the world to jump over 8 metres in long jump Jesse Owens (USA)
The first person in the world to clear over 7 feet in high jump Charles Dumas (USA)
Important Trophies

Which is the world oldest game?

Finally we come to the game that holds the title of oldest board game in the world, Senet. Originating in Ancient Egypt over 5000 years ago it is also known as Senat or Sen’t.

Which is the famous sports in India?

Cricket is the most popular sport in India, the country has hosted and won the Cricket World Cup on multiple occasions. Field hockey is the most successful sport for India at the Olympic Games; the Indian men’s team have won thirteen Olympic medals including eight gold medals.

Who invented chess?

Chess was invented in India around the 8th century. Then it was known as chatrang, and changed over the centuries by the Arabs, Persians and then ultimately the medieval Europeans, who changed the pieces’ names and appearances to resemble the English court.

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Who invented badminton?

Invented in India in a version called poona. British army officers learned the game about 1870. In 1873 the duke of Beaufort introduced the sport at his country estate, Badminton, from which the game derives its name.

Who was the first sports Man of India?

First in Sports – India

Achievement Sportsperson
1st cricket player to be awarded the Arjuna Award Salim Durrani
1st Indian to win Olympic medals at two consecutive Olympic Games Sushil Kumar
1st Indian recipient of International Cricket Council’s Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy (also the first in the world) Rahul Dravid