First in Sports - World

AchievementSportsperson
Athletics
The first person in the world to run the 100 m race in under 10 secondsJim Hines (USA)
The first person in the world to run the 200 m race in under 20 secondsTommie Smith (USA)
The first person in the world to run the 1,600 m race in under 4 minutesRoger Bannister (U.K.)
The first person in the world to run the 5,000 m race in under 13 minutesSaid Aouita (Morocco)
The first person in the world to run the 10,000 m race in under 30 minutesTaisto Maki (Finland)
The first person in the world to jump over 8 metres in long jumpJesse Owens (USA)
The first person in the world to clear over 7 feet in high jumpCharles Dumas (USA)
Important Trophies
The first team to win the FIFA World CupUruguay (1930)
The first team to win the FIFA Women's World CupUSA (1991)
The first team to win the Hockey World CupPakistan (1971)
The first team to win the Women's Hockey World CupNetherlands (1974)
The first team to win the Cricket World CupWest Indies (1975)
The first team to win the Women's Cricket World CupEngland (1973)
The first team to win the World T20 Cricket ChampionshipIndia (2007)
The first team to win the Davis CupUSA (1900)
The first team to win the Fed CupUSA (1963)
The first team to win the Merdeka CupHong Kong (1957)
The first team to win the Ryder CupUSA (1927)
The first team to win the Thomas CupMalaysia (1949)
The first team to win the Uber CupUSA (1957)
The first team to win the Sudirman CupIndonesia (1989)
Others
The first person to swim across the English ChannelMathew Webb (UK, 1875)
The first woman to swim across the English ChannelGertrude Ederle (USA, 1926)