Jillian Gallays takes bronze at world wrestling championships

Jillan Gallays, 27, of Saskatoon defeated Natalia Malysheva of Russia 6-2 in Thursday's 53-kilogram bout for third place at the world wrestling championships.

Saskatoon athlete medals in 53-kilogram class

Jillian Gallays, top, has added to another award to her successful career on Canada's national wrestling team. She earned a bronze medal at the world championships in Uzbekistan. (Canadian Press)

Canada's Jillian Gallays has won a bronze medal at the world wrestling championships in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

The 27-year-old from Saskatoon defeated Natalia Malysheva of Russia 6-2 in Thursday's 53-kilogram bout for third place.

Gallays defeated opponents from Belarus, South Korea, and Ukraine before losing to three-time Olympic champion Saori Yoshida of Japan in the semifinals.

Gallays also won bronze at the Commonwealth Games earlier this summer in Glasgow.

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