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Esther Brand

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Name  Esther Brand

Role  Olympic athlete
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Born  29 September 1922 (1922-09-29) Springbok, Northern Cape, South Africa
Died  June 20, 2015, Bloemfontein, South Africa
Olympic medals  Athletics at the 1952 Summer Olympics – Women's high jump

Esther Cornelia Brand (née van Heerden; 29 September 1922 – 20 June 2015) was a South African athlete. She competed at the 1952 Summer Olympics and won a gold medal in the high jump, placing 20th in the discus throw. Brand was ranked world #1 in the high jump in 1940–41 and 1952, #3 in 1951 and #5 in 1939. In 1941 she equaled the world record of 1.66 m.

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Born in Springbok, Northern Cape, she attended Maitland High School in Cape Town, South Africa. She died after a fall in 2015.

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Esther Brand Wikipedia


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