A delighted Georgina Nelthorpe described her bronze as feeling 'as good as gold' after adding another medal to her Commonwealth Games tally.

The 25-year-old needed just 23 seconds to beat Sierra Leone's Madusu Koroma in the bronze medal match and occupy the final step on the podium, retaining the bronze she picked up on the Gold Coast four years go.

The Guildford ace pinned down her opponent's shoulders for the victory at Coventry Arena and said: "I feel amazing. I wanted the gold but that bronze feels just as good.

“We worked really hard and there was so much support.

“There have been a lot of sacrifices made which makes this feeling so much better.”

Nelthorpe started her day at Coventry Arena with a comfortable win over Mauritius' Marie Vilbrun in the quarter-finals but met her match in the semi-finals as Nigeria's Hannah Rueben came out on top.

But Nelthorpe picked herself up to ensure she would finish with a medal and follow in the footsteps of teammate George Ramm, who collected bronze on Friday.

“I was confident from the start," she added. "I was happy with my draw and was always going to leave everything out on the mat no matter what.”

Charlie Bowling came close to a bronze of his own in the men's freestyle 74kg category, defeating Thorn Demeritte and Arno van Zijl en route to the semi-finals.

But India's Naveen triumphed in the last four clash before Nigeria's Ogbonna John came out on top in the bronze medal match, leaving Bowling to settle for fourth.

England's third wrestler in action on Saturday, 19-year-old Harvey Ridings, was beaten by Pakistan's Ali Asad in the quarter-finals of the men's freestyle 57kg category.