Tom Daley knits while watching Olympic springboard final

Tom Daley knits while watching Olympic springboard final

8/1/2021 5:22:00 PM

Tom Daley knits while watching Olympic springboard final

Twitter is deluged with images of the Olympian knitting a 'purple concoction' in the stands in Tokyo.

media captionOlympic gold medallist Tom Daley was spotted knitting in the stands at the women's 3m springboard finalTom Daley - Olympic gold medallist, national treasure, LGBT icon… and non-stop knitter.The diving hero caused a stir among Olympic TV viewers up early to watch the women's 3m springboard final on Sunday morning, when the cameras panned to the spectator stands and caught Tom watching the action while knitting.

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Social media was deluged with images of the 27-year-old, wearing his Team GB kit and obligatory mask, wielding needles and purple wool in the Tokyo Aquatics Centre.The moment came ahead of the third round of dives, shortly after China's Shi Tingmao completed her second dive, cementing her lead. No British divers were competing.

"There's Tom Daley - he's got his knitting needles out," said BBC commentator Katherine Downes, during live coverage on Sunday morning."What do you reckon he's crafting there? I wonder who he's making that purple concoction for?" headtopics.com

The knitting appeared to be some sort of hat, with a cream trim - and may be intended for his young son, Robbie - although Tom himself has yet to comment on his latest creation.A post shared by Tom Daley (@madewithlovebytomdaley)The British diver, who won his first Olympic gold alongside Matty Lee in the synchronised 10m platform event last Monday, has called knitting "his secret weapon".

Earlier in the week, he showed off "a little cosy" which he had knitted for his gold medal "to stop it getting scratched". The pouch is emblazoned with the Union Jack on one side and the Japanese flag on the other. Read more: BBC News (UK) »

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Why are you rehashing this it wasn't news 24 hours ago? Standards and content of BBC reporting has deteriated to a new low Must put him in line for next presenter of sewing bee maybe it was his shout for and audition? Actually it reduces anxiety and brings calm to the mind and makes him concentrate better with less errors due to pressure.

I'd love to see the finished product. ❤️ Something tells me he's probably really good at it. Careful and precise. ❤️ Knit happens Knitting is cool How did this make the news?! What an embarrassment 😳 Maybe it helps with stress and anxiety. People need to give it a rest and quit judging everyone for doing things they want to do.

A loving guy. Slow news day with nothing happening at the Olympics so we'll ... we'll run with this [non-] story. knitting can be a stress releiver.

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😂😂 How cool He is so cute!!! 👏👏👏 goldmedal for multitasking goes to... pulitzerworthy I'd have thought it was a bit damp and sweaty to knit in a swimming arena. Who actually gives a “&£& Boys will be boys

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Freak JaneyGodley Fantastic. I used to love knitting and make amazing things. He's just trying to unwind And this is headline news why? And? JaneyGodley I can't knit as well as he does. He is so clever! Seriously? All these stupid comments! So apparently if you knit in public, it’s attention seeking? What a total load of ball! I’ve heard it all now! I knit and my son knits! It doesn’t make us vain! So what! He’s relaxing and knitting! Good on him!

This is great. Only men I know who can knit, learnt in prison. He has won Olympic gold for his country which takes years of sacrifice, hard work, endurance and pain. As far as I concerned he can do what he likes there are worse vices then knitting. My Mum knits and she loves him even more.

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TheChiefCheese Definition of a batty boy Just when you think the Olympics couldn’t get anymore boring. Athlete is attention seeking by doing something mundanely odd at the Olympics now qualifies as headline news. BBC journalism is a joke. I wonder if he was thinking about Peter Stefanovic's video (of you know who that's been watched 30 million times)whilst crocheting his doily?

A man knits. So glad I'm not paying a penny to BBC. My son, a Marine, knitted a jumper in the quiet moments between military exercises! Why is this a piece of news? Absolute lad

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Is this really ‘News’? And? Bet one of the others is on tinder or grinder looking for a hook up. Good for him 👏 Well isn't that a question of sport question? Seriously what do you expect him to do Play on phone, knit, learn a language, read the gay times. Never heard of a purl diver?

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