Tom Daley shows off completed Olympic knitting creation

You might have seen the gold medallist working on a special Team GB cardigan while watching his fellow competitors poolside. 

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As well as winning synchro platform Olympic gold and speaking out in support of LGBTQ+ youngsters, Tom Daley has made waves at Tokyo 2020 with his knitting in the stands.

Daley has been seen poolside working on a special Team GB cardigan while watching his fellow diving competitors over the past week.

And now it's finished!

The cardigan features a Team GB logo, British flag, Olympic rings, and Tokyo in Japanese on the front.

Daley said, "I wanted to make something that would remind me of the Olympics to look back on in the future."

The 27-year-old also used his post to try and raise money for The Brain Tumour Charity in memory of his father Robert who died in 2011.

After winning gold, Daley knitted a pouch for his medal and told followers of his knitting Instagram page that "learning to knit and crochet has helped me so much through these Olympics".

He added, "The one thing that has kept me sane throughout this whole process is my love for knitting and crochet and all things stitching."

The Games are far from over for Daley who takes part in the individual 10m platform prelims on Friday (6 August) with the semi-finals and final the following day.


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