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Esther Brand

Full name: Esther Cornelia Brand (van Heerden-)
Gender: Female
Born: September 29, 1922 in Springbok, Northern Cape, South Africa
Died: June 20, 2015 in Bloemfontein, Free State, South Africa
Country: RSA South Africa
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Esther Brand competed in the high jump and discus throw at the 1952 Olympics, winning the high jump gold medal. She led the world list three times in the high jump, in 1940-41 and 1952. She was also third on the year list in 1951 and fifth in 1939. Brand equalled the world high jump record of 1.66 at a meet in Stellenbosch on 29 March 1941. Born as Esther van Heerden in Springbok, Brand studied at Maitland High School in Cape Town.

Personal Bests\: HJ – 1.67 (1952); DT – 40.30 (1952).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 29 Helsinki Athletics Women's High Jump South Africa RSA 1 Gold
1952 Summer 29 Helsinki Athletics Women's Discus Throw South Africa RSA 20 QR

Women's High Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank H BHC C/F/P MBHC TMBHC TABHC
1952 Summer 29 Helsinki Athletics South Africa Final Standings 1 1.67
1952 Summer 29 Helsinki Athletics South Africa Final Round 1.35 metres NP p NH 0 0 0
1952 Summer 29 Helsinki Athletics South Africa Final Round 1.40 metres 1T o 1.40 0 0 1
1952 Summer 29 Helsinki Athletics South Africa Final Round 1.45 metres 6T o 1.45 0 0 2
1952 Summer 29 Helsinki Athletics South Africa Final Round 1.50 metres 7T o 1.50 0 0 3
1952 Summer 29 Helsinki Athletics South Africa Final Round 1.55 metres 6T o 1.55 0 0 4
1952 Summer 29 Helsinki Athletics South Africa Final Round 1.58 metres 3T o 1.58 0 0 5
1952 Summer 29 Helsinki Athletics South Africa Final Round 1.61 metres 1 o 1.61 0 0 6
1952 Summer 29 Helsinki Athletics South Africa Final Round 1.63 metres 1 xo 1.63 0 1 8
1952 Summer 29 Helsinki Athletics South Africa Final Round 1.65 metres 1 xo 1.65 1 2 10
1952 Summer 29 Helsinki Athletics South Africa Final Round 1.67 metres 1 xxo 1.67 1 4 13
1952 Summer 29 Helsinki Athletics South Africa Final Round 1.69 metres 1 xxx 1.67 2 4 13

Women's Discus Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD
1952 Summer 29 Helsinki Athletics South Africa Qualifying Round 20 34.18
1952 Summer 29 Helsinki Athletics South Africa Qualifying Round Round 1 AC foul
1952 Summer 29 Helsinki Athletics South Africa Qualifying Round Round 2 AC no mark foul
1952 Summer 29 Helsinki Athletics South Africa Qualifying Round Round 3 NP 34.18
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