Tom Daley knits in the stands during women’s Olympic diving final

Daley won gold in the synchronised 10 metres platform earlier in the week.

Tom Daley knits in the stands
Tom Daley knits in the stands

Tom Daley caught the attention of the cameras at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre as he knitted his way through the women’s three metres springboard diving final.

Pictures showed Daley sat in his Team GB kit while working with some brightly coloured yarn on Sunday.

Great Britain’s Tom Daley knits in the stands during the Women’s 3m Springboard Final at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre on the ninth day of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Japan. Picture date: Sunday August 1, 2021
(Joe Giddens/PA)

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

“Just confirming his National Treasure status in my eyes,” tweeted journalist Rosanna Lockwood.

After winning gold 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.

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 10m platform competition later in the week.

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