Sakshi Malik - 4th in 58 kg women’s wrestling world rankings
Q. Indian bronze medal winner Sakshi Malik entered the top 5 of the world wrestling rankings in the 58 kg women’s category at which position?- Published on 14 Sep 16
The bronze medal winner became the only Indian wrestler to be ranked in the top 10 of the United World Wrestling rankings.
She was the country’s first female Olympic medallist in the sport as well.
- Only two Indian male sportspersons made it to world top 20, with Sandeep Tomar ranked 15th in 57 kg category and Bajrang Punia in 18th place in 61 kg category
- Sakshi is an Indian freestyle wrestler born in September 1992
- She is part of the JSW Sports Excellence Program, along with fellow female wrestlers Vinesh Phogat, Babita Kumari and Geeta Phogat.
- Sakshi had previously won the silver at 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and bronze medal at the Doha based 2015 Asian Wrestling Championships