Five athletes from Indian defense forces won medals in the championship sponsored by the Paralympic Committee of India and paved their way towards the 2018 Commonwealth Games. The five-member team of defense was comprised of three athletes from Indian Air Force, one from Indian Navy and one from Indian Army.Army Havaldar Binu G of Physical Training Corps clinched a gold medal in the 100m S9 category. The player had vowed to perform better after winning a bronze medal in the previous edition of the championship.Two Paraplegic wheelchair-borne officers of the IAF- Yashdeep Dabass and RK Herojit Singh, proved their stronghold in swimming by bagging a bronze medal each in 100m and 50m backstroke respectively. Their outstanding performance in the sports has opened the door for them to represent the country at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
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