Esther Brand at the 1952 Olympics
|Born||29 September 1922|
Springbok, Northern Cape, South Africa
|Died|| 20 June 2015 92) (aged|
Bloemfontein, Free State, South Africa
|Event(s)||High jump, discus throw|
|Achievements and titles|
|Personal best(s)|| HJ – 1.67 m (1952)|
DT – 40.30 m(1952)
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.
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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