Vinesh Phogat has completed a hat-trick of golds ©Getty Images

India’s Vinesh Phogat hopes her third successive Commonwealth Games gold here will propel her to glory at the Paris 2024 Olympics.

Phogat emerged victorious in today's women's freestyle 53 kilograms category which featured just three other athletes.

Due to the lack of wrestlers in the division, a round-round format was staged at the Coventry Arena with Phogat coming out on top after winning all her bouts.

The victory means Phogat has won gold at three straight editions of the Games and in different weight categories, but an Olympic medal continues to elude her.

"My last year hasn’t been that great," said Phogat.

"After so much hard training and doubting myself, this is very important to me.

"This medal will boost my confidence for the next two years, for the Paris Olympics.

"I’m back."

Canada’s Samantha Stewart claimed silver and was the only other medallist in the division.

Phogat's gold was one of six registered by India over the past two weeks as they topped the wrestling standings with 12 medals.

Nishan Randhawa proved too strong for Nicolaas de Lange in the men's freestyle 97kg final ©Getty Images
Nishan Randhawa proved too strong for Nicolaas de Lange in the men's freestyle 97kg final ©Getty Images

India managed to secure a medal at all 12 categories as they emphasised their dominance with three more golds today.

Ravi Kumar of India overcame Nigeria's Ebikewenimo Welson 10-0 to seal men’s freestyle 57kg gold, while Canada’s Darthe Capellan and Pakistan’s Ali Asad grabbed the bronze medals.

India’s third wrestling gold of the day came courtesy of Nigeria's Naveen Malik who clinched the women’s 74kg title after beating Pakistan’s Muhammad Tahir 9-0.

Bronze medals went to Ogbonna John of Nigeria and Jasmit Phulka of Canada.

Nigeria claimed their third gold in the women’s category thanks to Mercy Genesis’s 50kg victory.

Genesis proved too strong for Canada’s Madison Parks, winning 3-1 in the gold-medal match, while India’s Pooja Gehlot picked up bronze.

Canada also enjoyed success, increasing their tally to six golds with three of those coming today.

Nishan Randhawa overcame South Africa’s Nicolaas de Lang 9-3 to seal the title, while the bronze medals were won by India’s Deepak Nehra and Thomas Barns of Australia.

Justina di Stasio of Canada defeated Hannah Rueben of Nigeria 4-2, while there were bronze-medal match wins for England’s Georgina Nelthorpe and India’s Pooja Sihag.