Sakshi Malik Climbs to Number 5 in World Wrestling Rankings

Vinesh’s first tournament after Olympics’ injury.

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

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

Both wrestlers are currently preparing for the Asian Championships, scheduled to be held from May 10 to 14 in New Delhi.

In Sakshi's weight category, Kaori Icho of Japan heads the points table.

Georgia's Vladimir Khinchegashvili, who has been an integral part of the Pro Wrestling League, tops the chart in men's 57kg.