Aug 1, 2021

Tom Daley knits while watching Olympic springboard final

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. 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". "The one thing that has kept me sane throughout this whole process is my love for knitting and crochet and all things stitching," he told followers on his Instagram knitting page madewithlovebytomdaley. Sunday's knitting antics quickly found their way onto Twitter, with a pinned post on the official Olympics feed and another on Team GB.Making use of the downtime between dives, while keeping his eye on the action, Tom's crafting even merited attention in the Chinese press.

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