Elvira Possekel (born April 11, 1953 in Cologne) is a West German athlete, who competed mainly in the 100 metres.
Possekel competed for West Germany in the 1976 Summer Olympics held in Montreal, Canada in the 4 x 100 m relay, where she won the silver medal with her team mates: 100 m bronze medalist Inge Helten, Olympic 100 m champion Annegret Richter and Annegret Kroniger.
In 1977 Possekel was part of the European Select 4 x 100 m relay team, who ran 42.51 secs (1 hundredth outside the WR) to win at the first World Cup.
- 1977: Europe (Possekel, Lynch, Richter, Lannaman)
- 1979: Europe (Haglund, Réga, Richter, Hunte)
- 1981: East Germany (Siemon, Wöckel, Walther, Göhr)
- 1985: East Germany (Gladisch, Rieger, Auerswald, Göhr)
- 1989: East Germany (Behrendt, Günther, Möller, Oschkenat)
- 1992: Asia (Gao, Tian, Chen, Xiao)
- 1994: Africa (Idehen, Tombiri, Opara-Thompson, Onyali)
- 1998: United States (Taplin, Gaines, Miller, Guidry)
- 2002: Americas (Lawrence, Campbell, McDonald, Ferguson)
- 2006: Americas (Bailey, Ferguson-McKenzie, Mothersille, Simpson)
- 2010: Americas (Mothersille, Ferguson-McKenzie, Solomon, Baptiste)