From Anand to Usha, athletics to wrestling, Athens to Wimbledon - all these, and more, are contenders for ESPN.in's Top 20 Moments in Indian Sport, as voted for by a panel of 31 experts from across the world of Indian sport. Indian sport today suffers from short-term public memory and the overwhelming popularity of cricket; this list is ESPN India's way of reviving memories of the feats of days gone by, and of saluting the richness, variety and breadth of India's sporting history. We know the list will spark debate and discussion - including questioning the very premise of ranking these achievements. Whether you agree or disagree, though, we hope it brings these achievements and achievers back into the spotlight where they belong.
Anju Bobby George became the first Indian athlete to win a medal at the World Championships when she won bronze at long jump in 2003.
Till date, Ramanathan Krishnan remains the only Indian to get to the semi-finals in the singles event of the tournament.
Indian badminton entered a new era of dominance with the 27-year-old's come-from-behind victory.
The five-time world champion's 2012 Olympic bronze boosted the sport's profile and inspired a movie.
In 2000, the weightlifter became the first Indian woman to win an Olympic medal when she took third place in the 69kg category.
The last great triumph in Indian football came in Jakarta over half a century ago when they beat South Korea 2-1 in front of a hostile crowd.
In 1958, the cueist became the first Indian world champion in any sport since the country's independence.
Leander Paes entered the 1996 Atlanta Games as a wildcard, only to end up bagging India's first individual Olympic medal in 44 years.
PT Usha made India proud in the Asian Games, winning five medals, including four golds, and setting new records.
Saina Nehwal's India Open Grand Prix title in New Delhi in April 2015 made her the first Indian woman to reach No. 1 in the world.
Rathore entered the Men's Double Trap event as the fifth of six finalists, but he delivered under pressure to win India's first individual silver at the Olympics.
Milkha Singh was leading in the 400m final but his decision to slow down and glance at his opponents cost him an individual Olympic medal.
The wrestler's trip to the 1952 Games had to be funded by the public. He finished in third place, winning India the country's first individual Olympic medal.
India's domination in world hockey had stuttered a bit from the late '60s. In 1975, normal service was restored when they beat arch-rivals Pakistan in the final.
The wrestler who became India's first sportsman to win two individual medals at the Olympics.
Amsterdam 1928 marked the beginning of a glorious dynasty in the country's sporting history.
Anand had been a young prodigy, but he put to rest all doubts over his claims to greatness when he won the world title in 2007.
Prakash Padukone's victory at the All-England in 1980 marked the pinnacle of his career and India's emergence on the international badminton stage.
The 1983 victory over West Indies was epochal for Indian sport in more ways than one.
India's first ever individual Olympic gold is still the country's greatest sporting success.