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Gábor Balla

Full name: Gábor Balla
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0.5 (185 cm)
Weight: 165 lbs (75 kg)
Born: December 23, 1941 in Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Affiliations: Budapest Honvéd, Budapest (HUN)
Country: HUN Hungary
Sport: Shooting

Related Olympians: Brother of Mária Balla-Lantos; Brother-in-law of László Lantos.


Gábor Balla had a short shooting career for Hungary. After the 1964 Olympics in Tokyo, he defected to the United States. He later became a US citizen and joined the US Air Force where he competed for their shooting team, living in San Antonio, and became an official at many modern pentathlon events. He later moved to both Sicily, Aviano (Italy), and Germany where he taught for the US Department of Defense in dependents’ schools. On his return to the United States Ballo became a lecturer in the business school at the University of Maryland.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Shooting Men's Rapid-Fire Pistol, 25 metres Hungary HUN 23

Men's Rapid-Fire Pistol, 25 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit PTS R1P R2P
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Shooting Hungary HUN Final Standings 579 290 289
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