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Edward Lessimore

Full name: Edward John Lessimore
Gender: Male
Born: January 20, 1881 in Clifton, Bristol, Great Britain
Died: March 7, 1960 in Bristol, Bristol, Great Britain
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Shooting

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

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.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
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

Men's Small-Bore Rifle, Any Position, 50 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit PTS
1912 Summer 31 Stockholm Shooting Great Britain GBR Final Standings 192

Men's Small-Bore Rifle, Prone, 50 metres, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank TP IP
1912 Summer 31 Stockholm Shooting Great Britain GBR Final Standings 1 762 195

Men's Small-Bore Rifle, Disappearing Target, 25 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit PTS TH
1912 Summer 31 Stockholm Shooting Great Britain GBR Final Standings 218 24
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