New Zealand has won just one Olympic shooting medal. It was entirely appropriate that a man with the surname Ballinger should have won it.

At the 1968 Mexico City Olympics, Ian Ballinger was the oldest member of the team, even though it was his first Olympics. He turned 43 during the Games, but that didn't stop him winning a smallbore bronze medal. He was the first shooter New Zealand had sent to an Olympics.

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