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Daniel Wolff - Special Olympics World Games medal winner

Daniel Wolff, aged 21, is a member of TAG Youth Club for disabled young people (opens a window).
Daniel who is autistic and has learning disabilities, returned from Los Angeles after being selected to be part of the GB Team in the Special Olympics World Games 2015. He brought home gold in the 100m and bronze in the relay.

Daniel ran well in the 400m heats placing him in the second division for the finals. His final was a hard race but he ran a confident one, kicking at just the right point to bring him cruising down the straight into the gold medal position. He was drawn into a tougher 800m draw, and achieved a personal best in this event, coming in at 5th position. Dan also helped to secure a bronze in the 4x100m.

Strong sporting genes run in the family. In 1932 Daniel’s great grandfather "Freddie Wolff" won a gold medal in the 4x400m in the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin.

Watch this BBC London news report about Daniel's success.

Daniel and his family were invited to a reception with the Mayor and members of the Kingston

Sports & Leisure Service, to celebrate his achievements.