Siva Sridhar created a new 'Best Indian Performance' in Men's 200m Individual Medley at the ongoing Short Course Swimming World Championships.
The 22-year-old clocked 1:59.80 to finish 30th out of the 38 swimmers in contention in the competition. In the process, Siva Sridhar also shaved off almost 3 seconds from the previous best Indian time of 2:02.42 recorded by himself.
Siva Sridhar had shot to fame during the Khelo India University Games earlier this year, bagging 2 gold medals.
The Swimming Federation of India (SFI) only recognises the timings set in the National Championships as National Record, the records set in any other domestic or international competitions are termed as 'Best Indian Performance.'