Full name: Elvira Poßekel (-Borchers)
Height: 5-2.5 (160 cm)
Weight: 108 lbs (49 kg)
Born: April 11, 1953 in Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Affiliations: Bayer Leverkusen, Leverkusen (GER)
Country: West Germany
Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)
Sprinter Elvira Poßekel won a silver medal with the sprint relay running the first leg at the 1976 Montréal Olympics together with [Inge Helten], [Annegret Richter] and [Anne Kroniger] only 0.04 seconds behind the relay team from the former GDR. Individually she was eliminated in the 100 m in the second round. She was also expected to start at the 1980 Moskva Olympics, but due to the US-led boycott she could not participate. Poßekel won the 1977 World Cup with the sprint relay, starting for Europe. In 1974 and 1978 she started at the Europeans, and in 1974-76 and 1979 at the European Indoors, winning the bronze medal in the 60 m in 1976. Poßekel earned two West German titles, including the 100 m in 1977. She also won three indoor titles, including the 60 m in 1976 and 1978. She was awarded the Silver Bay Leaf after her silver medal in Montréal, and was educated as a graduated sports teacher.
Personal Bests\: 100 – 11.42 (1976).
|1976 Summer||23||Montréal||Athletics||Women's 100 metres||West Germany||FRG||6 h3 r2/4|
|1976 Summer||23||Montréal||Athletics||Women's 4 × 100 metres Relay||West Germany||FRG||2||Silver|
|1976 Summer||23||Montréal||Athletics||West Germany||Quarter-Finals||Heat Three||6||11.58||6|
|1976 Summer||23||Montréal||Athletics||West Germany||Round One||Heat Four||4||QU||11.48||6|
|1976 Summer||23||Montréal||Athletics||West Germany||FRG||Final||2||42.59||1|
|1976 Summer||23||Montréal||Athletics||West Germany||FRG||Round One||Heat One||1||QU/OR||42.61||1|