The young Indian wrestlers, including talented Hanny Kumari, expectedly found the going tough at the World Championship.
Malik was the only Indian Greco Roman wrestler to reach the medal round.
The Wrestling Federation of India had earlier handed a temporary suspension to grappler Vinesh Phogat over her behaviour at the Tokyo Olympics.
If the 26-year-old Indian grappler wins the first round, she will meet either Belarusian Vanesa Kaladzinskaya or Olympic debutant Andreea Beatrice Ana from Romania.
Indian wrestling trio to leave Russia for Tokyo Games on July 29; Weightlifter Mirabai reaches Tokyo
Indian wrestlers Bajrang Punia (65 kg), Ravi Dahiya (57kg) and Deepak Punia (86kg) — training in Russia will fly out for Tokyo on July 29 and reach there next day.
Sushil Kumar is in focus as he is posted as an Officer on Special Duty at Chhattrasal Stadium, where the brawl allegedly took place.
Indian wrestler Sushil Kumar's international success triggered a revolution and created an inspirational legacy.
On Thursday, the Wrestling Federation of India announced the names of those who would represent India at the World qualifiers in Sofia, Bulgaria.