By Michael Pavitt

Frederick Wolff (second left) won 4 x 400m relay gold at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin ©Getty ImagesDaniel Wolff is set to follow in his great grandfather's footsteps after being selected to represent Great Britain at the Special Olympics.

His great grandfather Frederick Wolff won Olympic gold at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, leading off the Great Britain quartet in the 4 x 400 metres alongside Godrey Rampling, Godrey Brown and William Roberts, setting a European record of 3min 09.0sec.

Wolff, who has autism, has personal bests 58.01sec in the 400m and 2:23 in the 800m and will compete at the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles.

"To represent Special Olympics Great Britain in LA actually means the world to me," Wolff told ESPNthe Official Broadcaster of Los Angeles 2015. 

"I will try to run like my great grandfather and bring home a medal for my country.

"That would be fantastic."

Daniel Wolff will be hoping to match his great grandfather's success at the Special Olympics World Games ©Special Olympics GBDaniel Wolff will be hoping to match the success of his Berlin 1936 gold medallist great grandfather at the Special Olympics World Games ©Special Olympics GB

Wolff will be one of around 7,000 athletes participating at the Games, the biggest event held in Los Angeles since the 1984 Olympic Games.

"Running is a nice way of getting rid of anything I am stressed about," Wolff, 20, told ESPN.

"Then my parents talked to me about my great grandfather".

The World Games is due to be held from 25 July to the 2 August and is expected to attract 80,000 spectators.

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