Canada's Jessica MacDonald wins bronze at wrestling worlds

Jessica MacDonald of Windsor, Ont., won the bronze medal in the freestyle women's 51-kilogram weight class at the wrestling world championships on Wednesday in Budapest, Hungary.

Defeated Ukraine's Yuliya Blanhinya

Jessica MacDonald of Windsor, Ont., won the bronze medal in the freestyle women's 51-kilogram weight class at the wrestling world championships on Wednesday in Budapest, Hungary.

MacDonald has now won a medal at three consecutive world championships, including gold at last year's event in Strathcona County, Alta.

MacDonald won her first three matches before falling 7-0 to China's Yanan Sun in the semifinal.

She rebounded to defeat Ukraine's Yuliya Blanhinya 8-6 in the bronze-medal match.

MacDonald was down 4-0 after the first of two periods, but came back from a 6-2 deficit by scoring six unanswered points, including two in the last second of the match.

"Today was not my best day of wrestling and even though it was a hard day, I persevered and am happy with the bronze medal," she said.

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