|Birth name||James Aloysius Bernard Bausch|
March 29, 1906|
Marion, South Dakota
July 9, 1974
Hot Springs, Arkansas
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 grew up in Garden Plain, Kansas, graduated from Cathedral High School in Wichita, Kansas, and 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.
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Men's Decathlon World Record Holder
August 6, 1932 – July 8, 1934