Sathiyan, who was nowhere near the top-100 bracket until a few months ago, is the leader today at world No. 49, thus pushing A. Sharath Kamal to the second spot at No. 51. They are followed by Soumyajit Ghosh (58), Harmeet Desai (60), Sanil Shetty (68) and Anthony Amalraj (87).
As for the women paddlers, Manika Batra tops the world chart among Indians at 62, while Mouma Das (74) and Madhurika Patkar (81) trailing the leader.