Esther Brand

Esther Brand
Esther Brand 1952.jpg
Esther Brand at the 1952 Olympics
Personal information
Born (1922-09-29)29 September 1922
Springbok, Northern Cape, South Africa
Died 20 June 2015(2015-06-20) (aged 92)
Bloemfontein, Free State, South Africa
Sport Athletics
Event(s) High jump, discus throw
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) HJ – 1.67 m (1952)
DT – 40.30 m(1952)[1][2]

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.[1]

Born in Springbok, Northern Cape, she attended Maitland High School in Cape Town, South Africa.[1] She died after a fall in 2015.[3]


  1. ^ a b c Ester Brand.
  2. ^ Ester Brand (née van Heerden).
  3. ^ Olimpiese atleet Esther Brand (92) ‘blaas stil laaste asem uit’. (21 June 2015) (in Afrikaans)

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