Brand, Esther (1924–)

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Brand, Esther (1924–)

South African high jumper. Born Sept 29, 1924, in South Africa.

At Helsinki Olympics, won a gold medal in the high jump (1952), using the scissors technique, the 1st South African woman to win a gold medal in track and field; won the national high-jump title 9 times (1938–52); set a world record (1941).