Hasely Crawford was the first Trinidad and Tobago athlete to win a gold medal. He won the 100 meter dash at hte 1976 Montreal Olympics.
That was Humberto Manles in (equestrian) individual jumping at the 1948 Summer Games in London.
George Poage (USA) became the first black athlete to medal at the Olympics, he won the bronze medal in the 400m hurdles at the 1904 St Louis Olympics and he later went on to win the bronze in the 200m hurdles in the same games.He is the first African-American athlete to compete at the Olympic Games
No, not only has Chile not won a gymnastics medal ... they have never sent an athlete to the Olympics to compete in gymnastics.
The first woman athlete representing India to win a medal at the Olympics was Karnam Malleswari who won a bronze medal in light heavyweight class weightlifting at the 2000 Games in Sydney.
Ian Thorpe won Australia's first gold medal at the 2000 Games in men's 400 meter freestyle swimming.
The athlete received great acclaim for winning a medal in the Olympics.
Ethiopia's athlete won the silver medal in the Men's Marathon event at the Rio 2016 Olympics.
Damian Warner is the athlete who won the bronze medal in the Men's Decathlon event at the Rio 2016 Olympics.
Elis Ligtlee is the athlete who won the gold medal in the Women's Keirin event at the Rio 2016 Olympics.
abhinav bindra is the first Punjabi to win a medal in Olympics
India won first gold medal in 1928 summer olympics.
John Baxter Taylor was the first African American person to receive a gold medal in the Olympics. He received this gold medal in the Olympics of 1908.
It is the gold medal.
As far as the Olympics goes, Charlotte Cooper won a gold medal in the Ladies Singles in tennis in the 1900 Olympic Games in Paris. She was the first woman in history to win an Olympic gold medal.
Mariel Zaqunis on the U.S.A. won the first gold medal of the 2008 summer games in the individual Sabre in fencing.
On wikipedia it does not tell the first sport they won a medal in, only how many medals they have won each time they participated in the Olympics. Below is a link that can tell you all of that information.
Switzerland won the gold medal in Men's Skiathlon at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. The winning athlete was Dario Cologna.
latvian cyclist won the first medal in olympics 2012
Simon Ammann was the first gold medal winner of the 2010 Olympics.
No athlete from Laos has ever won an Olympic medal.
The first Winter Olympics gold medal won by an athlete(s) representing Great Britain was won at the 1924 Games in Chamonix by the British Curling team (Willie Jackson, Robin Welsh, Tom Murray, and Laurence Jackson).