After winning his first race at the Kowloon Cricket Club, Hong Kong in 1919, Freddie Wolff went away to school in England where he attended Beaumont College. On leaving school in 1929, he joined the London Athletic Club and narrowly failed to win selection for the 1932 Olympics in Los Angeles. He reached the final of the AAA 220 yards that year and achieved the fastest 400 metre time of his career when he ran 48.6 in Paris.
In 1933, Wolff won his only AAA 440 yards title and later in the season was the winner in the international match against France. His next major international test came in the 4x400 metre relay at the 1936 Olympics when he ran the first leg for the British team that won the gold medals with a new European record of 3:09.0. Although he handed over the baton in fourth place at the end of his leg, he had just managed to keep within striking distance of the strong American team and Godfrey Rampling, Bill Roberts, and Godfrey Brown eventually recorded a comfortable victory.
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