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Rankings: Grapplers Sakshi, Sandeep break into top-10

April 10, 2017 21:32 IST

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

Sakshi MalikIn 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.

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

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

IMAGE:  India's Sakshi Malik

Photograph: Lars Baron/Getty Images

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