Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)
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 PepÃ©] 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.
|1912 Summer||31||Stockholm||Shooting||Men's Small-Bore Rifle, Any Position, 50 metres||Great Britain||GBR||4|
|1912 Summer||31||Stockholm||Shooting||Men's Small-Bore Rifle, Prone, 50 metres, Team||Great Britain||GBR||1||Gold|
|1912 Summer||31||Stockholm||Shooting||Men's Small-Bore Rifle, Disappearing Target, 25 metres||Great Britain||GBR||12|
|1912 Summer||31||Stockholm||Shooting||Great Britain||GBR||Final Standings||192|
|1912 Summer||31||Stockholm||Shooting||Great Britain||GBR||Final Standings||1||762||195|
|1912 Summer||31||Stockholm||Shooting||Great Britain||GBR||Final Standings||218||24|