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 ZÃ¼rich 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 ZÃ¼rich 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).