During the 1930s, Jack Schumacher was the best Swiss javelin thrower, winning various championships and setting a number of records for Switzerland. In an athletics meeting at the Letzigrund in Zürich in 1935 Schumacher was hit by a javelin on the neck and had to undergo emergency surgery. He competed for clubs in Lausanne, Winterthur and Zürich and was ninth in the javelin throw at the 1938 European Championships. Schumacher later became a sports-journalist and writer.
Personal Best: JT - 63.75 (1938).