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Chasing Gold and Keeping It In the Family

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Daniel Wolff of Great Britain on the track.
Almost a century after winning 4 x 400m relay Gold at the Olympic Games in Berlin in 1936, Frederick Wolff is still passing the baton. Freddie, as he was affectionately known, ran the opening leg of the race as he and his team-mates not only won gold, but set a new European record of 3:09. Now it's the turn of great grandson Daniel Wolff to fly the Olympic flag for Great Britain. Daniel, who has autism, was selected as one of 100 athletes who will travel to Los Angeles in July to compete at the Special Olympics World Summer Games."To represent Special Olympics Great Britain in LA actually means the world to me," says Daniel. "I will try to run like my great grandfather and bring home a medal for my country. That would be fantastic."Daniel says running helps him to relax. "Running is a nice way of getting rid of anything that I'm stressed about. I need to take my training to the next level now in the run up to the LA Games and train every day on the track with my coach and in the gym."

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Senior Manager of Media and Public Awareness with Special Olympics Europe Eurasia

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See footage of Frederick Wolff and team mates Godfrey Rampling, William Roberts and Godfrey Brown winning Gold for Great Britain in the 4x400m Relay at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin
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