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Ian Roy Ballinger (21 October 1925 – 24 December 2008) was a New Zealand shooter who won a bronze medal at the 1968 Summer Olympics.[1] Ballinger competed at three consecutive Olympic Games (1968, 1972 and 1976) and two Commonwealth Games (1974 and 1978) in the 50m Rifle - prone event.[2]

Ian Ballinger
Personal information
Born(1925-10-21)21 October 1925
New Plymouth, New Zealand
Died24 December 2008(2008-12-24) (aged 83)
Christchurch, New Zealand

He was awarded the Lonsdale Cup by the New Zealand Olympic Committee in 1968, and the following year he won the Ballinger Belt (named for his great uncle, turn-of-the-century shooting champion Arthur Ballinger) at the New Zealand rifle shooting championships.[3]


  1. ^ "Ian Ballinger". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 21 November 2015. Retrieved 31 December 2015.
  2. ^ "Ian Roy Ballinger: medal made Kiwi a household name". Dominion Post. 15 January 2009. Retrieved 17 January 2015.
  3. ^ "Ian Ballinger". New Zealand Olympic Committee. Retrieved 17 January 2015.
Preceded by
Dave McKenzie
Lonsdale Cup of the New Zealand Olympic Committee
Succeeded by
Jeff Julian