Usain Bolt Video: Watch Star Sprinter Run Blazing 19.73 Second 200M

Matt FitzgeraldCorrespondent IIIJuly 6, 2013

Usain Bolt registered a time of 19.73 seconds to win the 200-meter dash at the 2013 IAAF Diamond League meet in Paris on Saturday.

The time was good enough to top Jamaican compatriot Warren Weir by just under two-tenths of a second and set a new meet record, according to Athletics Weekly:

Usain Bolt's 200m confirmed at 19.73 (+0.2) world lead and #ParisDL meet record to beat Warren Weir's 19.92. #lightningbolt

— Athletics Weekly (@AthleticsWeekly) July 6, 2013

This latest tour de force performance at Stade de France also gave Bolt the new world lead by one one-hundredth of a second. Bolt already won the gold medal twice in the Olympics in the 200-meter dash, but he's evidently not finished leaving competitors in his wake in one of his specialty events.

Known for not getting off to the best of starts with his uniquely tall, 6'5" frame, the same was the case for Bolt in Paris, but he once again overcame that to win another race rather comfortably.

Weir definitely pushed Bolt pretty well for his part, but there was no doubt when the runners came down the final stretch that Bolt was going to have yet another victory in tow.

At about the 12-second mark, Bolt began to distance himself from Weir and his fellow competitors, finding an extraordinary next gear that simply no one else has.

This marked the ninth of 14 Diamond League track and field meetings this year. The Bislett Games in Oslo, Norway, took place back on June 13, and there Bolt snagged control of the world lead with a winning 200-meter time of 19.79.

It appears Bolt isn't resting on his laurels.

He's still showcasing the competitive fire and pure elite sprinting ability to remain among the most recognizable figures in sports—and one of the most successful athletes in the world.