East Lancashire athlete Georgina Nelthorpe will be competing at the Commonwealth Games today.

Burnley’s Georgina Nelthorpe will be competing between 10.30am and 2pm in the women’s freestyle wrestling 76kg category.

If she wins she will progress to the final at 5pm.

The 25-year-old will be going up against Marie Celeste Andrea Vilbrun who is representing Mauritius.

Georgina fell in love with wrestling while living in Canada for nine years, encouraged by her school teachers.

The Nelthorpe family moved back to her home nation in 2016 and she began grappling at clubs in the north-west, igniting her dream of representing her country.

Nelthorpe won a medal at her first international competition - the Sassari International in 2017 - and repeated the trick at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Having succumbed to idol Erica Wiebe in the semi-finals, she beat Hajaratu Kamara by fall in the bronze medal match to claim a fairytale podium finish.

If she wins she will join a lengthy list of Lancashire victors.

This week Preston weightlifter Sarah Davies won gold at her event.

Freckleton gymnast Alice Leaper helped Team England secure a bronze medal in the rhythmic team final at the Commonwealth Games.

Alice along with her team mates, Marfa Ekimova and Saffron Severn took to the competition floor in the first of two subdivisions for England and had a long wait whilst the remaining gymnasts competed before their bronze was confirmed.

Olivia Broome, from Chorley, took silver in the powerlifting event after pressing an impressive 111kg.