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Elfgard Schittenhelm

Full name: Elfgard Sibylle Schittenhelm (Weismann-)
Gender: Female
Height: 5-6 (168 cm)
Weight: 119 lbs (54 kg)
Born: September 13, 1947 in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Affiliations: OSC Berlin, Berlin (GER)
Country: FRG West Germany
Sport: Athletics


Sprinter Elfgard Schittenhelm reached the semifinals at the 1972 München Olympics in the 100 but failed to qualify for the final. She was also scheduled for the sprint relay, but could not start due to an injury. Schittenhelm started her sport career as a figure skater, but then turned to athletics. She came to prominence at the European Championships, winning several medals in the early 1970s. In 1971, she earned a bronze medal at 100 metres and a gold with the sprint relay, adding a silver with the relay in 1974.

Schittenhelm won the European Cup with the relay in 1970 and was runner-up in 1973. Indoors, she added one relay gold (1972) and another three silvers (1970 and 1971). She won five outdoor and one indoor West German title. In 1972, Schittenhelm was awarded the Silver Bay Leaf. Her career was as a pharmacist.

Personal Best: 100 – 11.30 (1972).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 24 München Athletics Women's 100 metres West Germany FRG 5 h1 r3/4

Women's 100 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(A) L
1972 Summer 24 München Athletics West Germany Semi-Finals Heat One 5 11.49 6
1972 Summer 24 München Athletics West Germany Quarter-Finals Heat Four 2 QU 11.42 8
1972 Summer 24 München Athletics West Germany Round One Heat Six 1 QU 11.32 1
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