September 17, 2021

Tokyo Olympics: Tom Daley spotted knitting in the stands during women's springboard final

August 01, 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.

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.

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.

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

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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