|Type||Competed in Olympic Games|
|Full name||Edward John•Lessimore|
|Born||20 January 1881 in Clifton, Bristol, England (GBR)|
|Died||7 March 1960 in Bristol, Bristol, England (GBR)|
The son of a Bristol architect and surveyor, Edward Lessimore went on to become a successful businessman running a furniture business in the city. He also served the 4th Gloucestershire Regiment for over 20 years, reaching the rank of Captain. As a rifleman, he took part in the King’s Hundred at Bisley several times and also represented England in the McKinnon Cup.
A member of the City of Bristol Rifle Club, the highlight of his shooting career came at the 1912 Stockholm Olympics when, along with William Pimm, Joseph Pepé and Bob Murray, he won the team gold medal in the small-bore rifle 50 metres prone competition. Lessimore also took part in the individual 50 metres event, finishing fourth, losing the bronze medal to his fellow Briton, Harry Burt on a count-back.
|Games||Discipline (Sport) / Event||NOC / Team||Pos||Medal||As|
|1912 Summer Olympics||Shooting||GBR||Edward Lessimore|
|Small-Bore Rifle, Any Position, 50 metres, Men (Olympic)||4|
|Small-Bore Rifle, Prone, 50 metres, Team, Men (Olympic)||Great Britain||1||Gold|
|Small-Bore Rifle, Disappearing Target, 25 metres, Men (Olympic)||12|