KAZAN, (Russia), July 11 (Bernama) -- The Malaysian contingent to the 27th World University Games is highly optimistic of securing a gold medal either in hockey or shooting in this edition of the Games here.
Chef-de- Mission Datuk Dr Kasim Md Mansor said the hockey squad stood a chance through they suffered a defeat to Russia yesterday.
"If the hockey team does not deliver, we still can secure a gold medal in shooting," he told Malaysian journalists here Thursday.
After six days of action here, Malaysia so far have secured three bronze medals, all in badminton.
They were won by Iskandar Zulkarnain (men's singles), Loh Wei Sheng/Jagdish Singh (men's doubles) and Chow Mei Kuan/Lee Meng Yean (women's doubles).
"This is our best outing compared to the last edition in Shenzhen where we did not win any medals in badminton," said Dr Kassim.
"As for football which is still going on, the boys also have put in a good performance by qualifying for the quarter-final," he added.
Meanwhile, Iskandar, when met by reporters, said the squad was happy to be able to contribute three medal although they felt they could have done better.
"We have to work harder to do better in the next edition," he said.
FROM NURSYABIHA BINTI SUKRI -- BERNAMA