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Knitting to see here! Tom Daley spotted enjoying hobby in the stands at Tokyo Olympics

Written by on August 1, 2021

Tom Daley was spotted knitting his way through the women’s three metres springboard diving final on Sunday.

Cameras filming the action caught the 27-year-old sat in his Team GB kit while weaving some brightly coloured yarn in Tokyo.

“Nothing to see here – just @TomDaley1994 having a knit at the diving,” tweeted Team GB.

Great Britain's Tom Daley knits in the stands during the Women's 3m Springboard Final
Image: The 27-year-old has already knitted a pouch for his gold medal

After winning gold with Matty Lee in the synchronised 10 metres platform earlier in the week, the four-time Olympian proved he is a man of many talents by knitting a pouch to keep his gold medal safe.

Daley has a longstanding love of knitting and crocheting, and shows off his creations on a dedicated Instagram page with 100,000 followers.

Thomas Daley and Matty Lee of Britain pose for a photo after winning gold medals during the men's synchronized 10m platform diving final at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Monday, July 26, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
Image: Daley and Matty Lee won gold medals during the men’s synchronized 10 metres platform diving final. Pic: AP
26 July 2021, Japan, Tokio: Swimming: Olympics, preliminary competition, water diving - synchronized diving 10 m, men at Tokyo Aquatics Centre. Thomas Daley and Matty Lee from Great Britain in action. Photo by: Michael Kappeler/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images
Image: The pair beat China by a narrow margin to claim the title. Pic: AP

Last month he auctioned off a rainbow jumper he made, raising £5,787 for the Brain Tumour Charity.

Daley’s father Robert died aged 40 in 2011 after suffering from brain cancer.

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Daley has plans to raffle off more of his creations soon.

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Shi Tingmao of China secured the gold medal in Sunday’s three-metre springboard final, finishing ahead of compatriot Wang Han.

Daley, meanwhile, will go for a second gold medal when he dives in the individual 10 metres platform competition later in the week.


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