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Decathlon, Men

Date5 – 6 August 1932
StatusOlympic
LocationLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California
Participants15 from 10 countries
FormatScoring by 1912B point tables.

The favorite was the silver medalist from 1928, Akilles Järvinen. But he was beaten by US champion, Jim Bausch, who broke the world record with 8,462.235, winning by almost 200 points. Bausch was a former football player at the University of Kansas and was dominant in the throwing events, winning the shot put, discus, and javelin throws. His javelin dominance was especially surprising as Järvinen’s brother, Matti Järvinen, had won the javelin gold medal two days before.

PosNrAthleteNOCPointsPoints (1934 Tables)Points (1952 Tables)Points (1962 Tables)Points (1985 Hand Tables)100 metresLong JumpShot PutHigh Jump400 metres110 metres HurdlesDiscus ThrowPole VaultJavelin Throw1,500 metres
1Jim BauschUSA8462.235739665886896673611.76.9515.321.7054.216.244.584.0061.915:17.0GoldWR
2Akilles JärvinenFIN8292.480737867077038687911.17.0013.111.7550.615.736.803.6061.004:47.0SilverWR
3Wolrad EberleGER8030.805710763616830666111.46.7713.221.6550.816.741.343.5057.494:34.4Bronze
4Buster CharlesUSA7985.000714764496901671611.27.2412.561.8551.216.238.713.4047.724:39.8
5Hans-Heinrich SievertGER7941.075701662136699651511.46.9714.501.7853.616.144.543.2053.915:18.0
6Paavo YrjöläFIN7687.990677359546566638511.86.5913.681.7552.617.040.773.1056.124:37.41
7Clyde CoffmanUSA7534.410664158596480626511.36.7711.861.7051.817.834.404.0048.884:48.0
8Bob TisdallIRL7327.170672260856557639811.36.6012.581.6549.015.533.313.2045.264:34.4
9Erwin WegnerGER7179.935645757626331618911.46.4111.701.6551.615.433.263.1053.834:47.8
10Péter BácsalmásiHUN7001.735611752056011578812.06.7111.901.7053.817.741.453.5048.595:34.62
11Harry HartRSA6799.255604351785891569711.76.1413.311.6557.215.640.623.1050.495:48.2
DNFJānis DimzaLAT11.37.2214.331.7854.816.440.763.50
DNFZygmunt SiedleckiPOL11.66.4913.561.7053.817.039.053.00
DNFHéctor BerraARG11.17.14
DNFCarlos WoebckenBRA
DNSJosé Antonio MasóCUB
DNSHermenegildo del RossoARG
DNSMatti SippalaFIN
DNSPat O'CallaghanIRL
DNSShuhei NishidaJPN