Appasaheb Bhimraj Dhus (b 26 December 1970) of Maharashtra became the first Indian to win International medals in paramotor games. He won a gold medal in the Pure Economy Task category of the World Paramotor Championship Test Event at Lopburi, Thailand, held from 28 April to 7 May 2017. In the same event, Captain Prafulla Raj Singh won a silver medal in the Pure Navigation task category.