James Bausch

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James Bausch
Personal information
Birth name James Aloysius Bernard Bausch
Born (1906-03-29)March 29, 1906
Marion, South Dakota, U.S.
Died July 9, 1974(1974-07-09) (aged 68)
Hot Springs, Arkansas, U.S.

James Aloysius Bernard Bausch (March 29, 1906 – July 9, 1974), a.k.a. "Jarring Jim", was an American athlete who competed mainly in the Decathlon.

Bausch, who grew up in Garden Plain, Kansas, and graduated from Cathedral High School in Wichita, Kansas, went to college at the University of Kansas, where he starred in football and basketball. He competed for a United States in the 1932 Summer Olympics held in Los Angeles, California in the Decathlon. Bausch was only fifth after the first day, but splendid performances in discus and pole vault helped him to build an insurmountable lead and win gold over the heavily favored Finn Akilles Järvinen.[1]

Bausch also played American football as a wide receiver for the Chicago Cardinals and Cincinnati Reds.[2]

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ Wallechinsky, David (2008). The Complete Book of the Olympics. Aurum Press Ltd. p. 263. ISBN 978-1-84513-330-6. 
  2. ^ "Dropping Back In NFL History: The NFL's Olympians: (page 4)". Footballnation.com. Retrieved 2012-09-19. 

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Records
Preceded by
Finland Akilles Järvinen
Men's Decathlon World Record Holder
August 6, 1932 – July 8, 1934
Succeeded by
Germany Hans-Heinrich Sievert
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Finland Paavo Yrjölä
World's Greatest Athlete
1932
Succeeded by
United States Glenn Morris