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.