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Esther Brand

1922 - 2015

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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, placed 20th in the discus throw. She was the first African woman to win an Olympic track and field event. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Esther Brand has received more than 27,381 page views. Her biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Esther Brand is the 160th most popular athlete (down from 128th in 2019), the 55th most popular biography from South Africa (down from 51st in 2019) and the 2nd most popular South African Athlete.

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Among athletes, Esther Brand ranks 160 out of 3,059Before her are Juan Carlos Zabala, Vera Krepkina, Viggo Jensen, Bob King, Vladimir Kuts, and Ralph Boston. After her are Gunnar Höckert, Margitta Gummel, Imre Németh, Bobby Pearce, Eugen Schmidt, and William Hoyt.

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Among people born in 1922, Esther Brand ranks 210Before her are Käbi Laretei, Francisco Aramburu, Herman Kahn, Patrick Magee, John Hick, and Steven Hill. After her are Joanne Dru, Martin Gray, Juan Carlos Lorenzo, Burt Kennedy, Joseph Mermans, and Jock Stein. Among people deceased in 2015, Esther Brand ranks 167Before her are Dick Nanninga, Nerses Bedros XIX Tarmouni, Richard Anthony, Giovanni Canestri, Gunnar Hansen, and Hyon Yong-chol. After her are Gerald Götting, Hans Erni, Johanna Quandt, Elizabeth Wilson, John Henry Holland, and Roberto M. Levingston.

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In South Africa

Among people born in South Africa, Esther Brand ranks 55 out of 374Before her are Christiaan de Wet (1854), Glynis Johns (1923), Oscar Pistorius (1986), Marlene Dumas (1953), Alice Krige (1954), and C. R. Swart (1894). After her are Cyril Cusack (1910), Trevor Jones (1949), Piet Joubert (1834), J. B. M. Hertzog (1866), Koos de la Rey (1847), and David Cooper (1931).

Among ATHLETES In South Africa

Among athletes born in South Africa, Esther Brand ranks 2Before her are Oscar Pistorius (1986). After her are Reggie Walker (1889), Sid Atkinson (1901), Bevil Rudd (1894), Marjorie Clark (1909), Caster Semenya (1991), Christian Gitsham (1888), Lawrence Stevens (1913), Clarence Walker (1898), Lillian Board (1948), and Zola Budd (1966).