Sakshi Malik breaks into top 5 in wrestling rankings, Sandeep Tomar 7th in men's 57kg category

Rio Olympics bronze medallist Sakshi Malik on Monday climbed up to World No 5 in women's 58kg freestyle in the latest world rankings released by the United World Wrestling.

File image of Sakshi Malik. AFP

File image of Sakshi Malik. AFP

In the men's freestyle category, Sandeep Tomar also broke into the top-10, reaching the seventh position in men's 57kg.

In Sakshi's weight category, Kaori Icho of Japan heads the points table. Russia’s Valeria Koblova-Zholobova, who won silver at the Rio Olympics, is second in the rankings. Tunisia’s Marwa Amri, who shared the bronze medal with Sakshi at the 2016 Games, was third followed by Kyrgyzstan’s Aisuluu Tynybekova.

Georgia's Vladimir Khinchegashvili, who has been an integral part of the Pro Wrestling League, tops the chart in men's 57kg followed by Japan’s Rio silver medallist Rei Higuchi at 2nd spot and Rio bronze medallist Hassan Rahimi from Iran at 3rd.

Sakshi and Sandeep are currently preparing for the Asian Championships, scheduled to be held from May 10 to 14.

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Updated Date: Apr 10, 2017 19:40:53 IST

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