After she became runner-up in the 100-meter run for SpVgg Holzgerlingen in 1969, she moved to OSC Berlin , where she celebrated her greatest sporting successes. On July 10, 1971, Schittenhelm achieved her best performance over 100 meters with 11.16 seconds, from 1971 to 1973 she was (West) German champion.
At the European Championships in Helsinki in 1971 , Schittenhelm won gold with Inge Helten , Annegret Richter and Ingrid Mickler-Becker in 43.23 s with the 4 x 100 meter relay. In the 100 meter final, Renate Stecher won , Schittenhelm won the bronze medal with 11.51 seconds behind fellow relay team member Ingrid Mickler-Becker, who together with Inge Helten in fourth place ensured an excellent team result.
On April 14, 1972, she was honored with the award of the Silver Laurel Leaf.
Also for the 1972 Olympic Games , Schittenhelm was set up for the women's sprint relay together with Ingrid Mickler-Becker, Heide Rosendahl and Annegret Richter. After injuring herself in the run-up, Christiane Krause stepped in . The team won the gold medal in a new world record time ahead of the East German and Cuba relays . With the 4 x 100 meter relay, Schittenhelm also won silver at the 1974 European Championships in Rome .
In 1974 Elfgard Schittenhelm gave an instruction on doping with anabolic steroids in the magazine "Leichtathletik".
With a height of 1.68 m, she had a competition weight of 54 kg. After her athletic career, she ran a pharmacy.
- 1969: German runner-up - 100 and 200 m
- 1970: German champion - 200 m and 200 m (hall)
- 1971–1973: German champion - 100 m
- 1971: Helsinki: European champion - 4 × 100 m relay, bronze medal 100 m
- 1972: Grenoble: European champion - 4 × 100 m relay (hall)
- 1973: Moscow: silver medal - 100 m (Universiade)
- 1974: Rome: Silver medal European Championships - 4 × 100 m relay
- Sports report of the federal government of September 29, 1973 to the Bundestag - printed matter 7/1040 - page 66
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Schittenhelm, Elfgard Sibylle (full name); Weismann, Elfgard Sibylle (maiden name)|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German athlete and Olympic participant|
|DATE OF BIRTH||September 13, 1947|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Stuttgart|