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August Desch

Olympic medal record
Men's athletics
Competitor for the  United States
Bronze medal – third place 1920 Antwerp 400 metre hurdles

August George "Gus" Desch (December 12, 1898 – November 1964) was an American track and field athlete who competed mainly in the 400 metre hurdles.

He was born in Newark, New Jersey and died in Evanston, Illinois.

Desch competed for the United States in the 1920 Summer Olympics held in Antwerp, Belgium in the 400 metre hurdles where he won the bronze medal. Desch also played half back for Knute Rockne at the University of Notre Dame. He won Notre Dame's first ever track title when he won the 220-yard low hurdles at the 1921 Outdoor NCAA Track Championships.

External links

  • Olympic competitions at Databaseolympics
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