Competing in the backdrop of a series of dope flunks, Indian weightlifters began their Commonwealth Senior and Junior Championship campaign in Penang, Malaysia, with a bang by winning six gold and four silver medals on Wednesday.
Out of the six gold, three were won by the senior lifters while the remaining were pocketed by the juniors.
Indians won both gold and silver in senior men's 56kg and 62kg. In 56 kg, VS Rao clinched the yellow metal while V Vinoth Kumar came second.
In senior men's 62kg, Rustam Sarang won gold while Omkar Otari pocketed the silver, according to information reached in New Delhi.
In senior women's 48kg, Soniya Chanu won gold. Bangaru Usha bagged gold in junior women's 48kg, while compatriot Deeksha Gaikwad won silver in the same event.
In junior men's 56kg, Sukhen Dey, who created history by becoming the first Indian male lifter to win a medal at the global level by winning bronze in World Junior Championships in Romania earlier this year, bagged the gold while Swapnil Ghagare made it one-two for India by pocketing silver.
K Ramesh Kumar finished first in junior men's 62kg to complete the tally of six gold and four silver for Indians.