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, 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Esther Brand has received more than 22,235 page views. Her biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Esther Brand is the 128th most popular athlete (down from 113th in 2019), the 51st most popular biography from South Africa (down from 45th in 2019) and the most popular South African Athlete.

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Among athletes, Esther Brand ranks 128 out of 3,055Before her are Miruts Yifter, John Flanagan, Jürgen Schult, Roger Bannister, Pietro Mennea, and Johnny Hayes. After her are William Hoyt, Vera Krepkina, Frank Jarvis, Pyotr Bolotnikov, Gisela Mauermayer, and Peter Snell.

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Among people born in 1922, Esther Brand ranks 195Before her are Vsevolod Bobrov, Jack Klugman, George McGovern, Martin Gray, Virgilio Noè, and Herman Kahn. After her are Carlo Lizzani, Hilarion Capucci, Steven Hill, Władysław Bartoszewski, Hal Clement, and Saad el-Shazly. Among people deceased in 2015, Esther Brand ranks 157Before her are Sergio Sollima, Egon Bahr, Valentin Rasputin, Chris Squire, Richard Anthony, and Robert Manzon. After her are Jacob Bekenstein, Władysław Bartoszewski, Walter Burkert, Renzo Zorzi, Franco Interlenghi, and Mike Porcaro.

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In South Africa

Among people born in South Africa, Esther Brand ranks 51 out of 312Before her are Marthinus Wessel Pretorius (1819), Christiaan de Wet (1854), Elsa Joubert (1922), Eugène Terre'Blanche (1941), Oliver Tambo (1917), and Trevor Jones (1949). After her are Marais Viljoen (1915), Piet Joubert (1834), Glynis Johns (1923), David Cooper (1931), J. B. M. Hertzog (1866), and Walter Sisulu (1912).

Among ATHLETES In South Africa

Among athletes born in South Africa, Esther Brand ranks 1After her are Reggie Walker (1889), Bevil Rudd (1894), Oscar Pistorius (1986), Sid Atkinson (1901), Clarence Walker (1898), Caster Semenya (1991), Lillian Board (1948), Wayde van Niekerk (1992), Zola Budd (1966), Josia Thugwane (1971), and Elana Meyer (1966).