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

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]

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. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Ian Ballinger". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. 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.
Awards Preceded byDave McKenzie Lonsdale Cup of the New Zealand Olympic Committee 1968 Succeeded byJeff Julian