|Birth name||James Aloysius Bernard Bausch|
March 29, 1906|
Marion, South Dakota, U.S.
|Died||July 9, 1974
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.
- Wallechinsky, David (2008). The Complete Book of the Olympics. Aurum Press Ltd. p. 263. ISBN 978-1-84513-330-6.
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- Olympic History DEcathlonUSA site with picture of Bausch at 1932 Olympics
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- This Week in KU History: Feb 20th, 1939 The Return Of Jarring Jim
|Men's Decathlon World Record Holder
August 6, 1932 – July 8, 1934
|Awards and achievements|
|World's Greatest Athlete
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