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Olympic gold medallist Tom Daley reveals purple and pink creation he was knitting while sitting in the stands

British Olympic gold medallist Tom Daley. Picture: Twitter

British Olympic gold medallist Tom Daley. Picture: Twitter

Published Aug 3, 2021


If you thought knitting was just for little old ladies, think again.

British gold medallist diver Tom Daley, has shown that knitting is for everyone. A craft one can enjoy anywhere, any time.

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On Sunday, the 27-year-old diver was spotted knitting in the stands while watching the women’s 3m springboard diving final.

The image of Daley skilfully working on a pink and purple creation soon went viral.

The British Team twitter account shared the image of the diver, saying: “Nothing to see here – just @TomDaley1994having a knit at the diving.”

A week ago, Daley posted a video from his @madewithlovebytomdaley Instagram account, telling his fans that the craft has helped him through the Olympics and showing off a pouch he knitted for his gold medal.

At the beginning of lockdown, he took up knitting and crocheting and has since became “obsessed” with it. So much so that he started an Instagram account called "Made With Love By Tom Daley” which is dedicated to his creations in September 2020.

His Instagram page is a clear indication that Daley is talented.

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Everybody wanted to know what was the purple and pink creation the British diver was knitting in the stands.

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In an Instagram story, he revealed to his curious fans that he was knitting a dog jumper.

“For those asking what I’m making here... I’m making a dog jumper for @izzythe_frenchie”

A post on the official Izzy The Frenchie page sharing a video of the diver. “Sooo excited!! Did everyone catch #goldmedalist @tomdaley making my jumper at the @olympics?”

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In May, he made Malaysian diver Cheong Jun Hoong a pink and peach cardigan.

He shared an image of himself with Cheong showing off the cardigan, saying: “MADE MY DEAR FRIEND @cheongjunhoong A CARDIGAN!”