16-year-old Linthoi Chanambam from Manipur became the first Indian to win a gold at the World Cadet Judo Championship. She beat Brazil's Bianca Reis to clinch the gold medal (57 kg category) at the championship in Sarajevo, Bosnia.

Nikhat Zareen from Nizamabad, Andhra Pradesh won a gold medal in the IBA women’s World Boxing Championship in 2022. She became the fifth Indian woman to win a gold medal in the World Boxing championship.

Antim Panghal, a 17-year-old wrestler from Bhagana village of Haryana defeated Kazakhstan's Atlyn Shagayeva to win the title of Under-20 world champion, making her the first Indian woman to do so. She has also won gold at the Asian Junior Championships (2022) and bronze at the Cadet World Championships (2021).

Achanta Sharath Kamal from Tamil Nadu won three gold and a silver medal at CWG in Birmingham. He is the first Indian table tennis player ever to become 10 times Senior National Champion.

Avinash Sable from Beed, Maharashtra, created history by becoming the first non-Kenyan to win a medal in the 3000 meters steeplechase event at the Commonwealth Games. He won a silver medal by finishing the race with a time of 8:11.20, creating a new national record.

A right-handed batsman from Mumbai, Suryakumar Yadav became the number-one batsman in the ICC Men’s T20I Player Rankings. His performance was exceptional as he scored two half-centuries in the T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia.

Indian chess grandmaster Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa, defeated the world number one chess champion, Magnus Carlsen, at the FTX Crypto Cup in February 2022, the third time in just six months. Hailing from Tamil Nadu, Praggnanandhaa who earned the grandmaster title at the age of 12 is also the youngest international master in history.

Eldhose Paul from Kerala won India's first gold medal in the men's triple jump event at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. He also created history by becoming the first Indian to qualify for the final of the triple jump at the World Athletics Championships.

Mirabai Chanu won India's first gold medal in the women's 49 kg weightlifting event at Birmingham this year. Hailing from Imphal, the 28-year-old is also an Olympic silver medallist, a world champion, and a three-time Commonwealth Games gold medallist.