The first Olympic Champion of the Modern Olympics was James Connolly (USA) who won the inaugural Men's Triple Jump.
James DeGale won a gold medal in the middleweight class for Great Britain in the 2008 Olympics.
Croquet was not played in the 2008 Olympics. Croquet was played in the 1900 Olympics, and the gold metal was won by Aumoitte. See the Maui Croquet Club History <http://www.mauicroquetclub.org/history/index.htm#1900>.
No one, Ethiopia has never won a gold at the olympics.
Sage Kotsenburg, snowboarder from Park City, Utah won the first gold medal of the 2014 Olympics.
United States' Sage Kotsenburg won USA first winter Olympics gold medal on Saturday.
India has won 9 gold medals since the country first started participating in the Olympics in 1900. The country has won 8 gold medals in Field Hockey, and 1 gold medal in Shooting. India won its first gold medal at the 1928 Amsterdam Olympics for Field Hockey. India's most recent gold medal was won at the 2008 China Olympics for Shooting.
Gold medals were not awarded in the first Olympics of the modern era. The first gold medal was given at the 1904 Olympics; the country to win the first one was the United States.
latvian cyclist won the first medal in olympics 2012