Monday, August 2, 2021

UK Olympic gold medalist Tom Daley spotted knitting while watching springboard final; netizens react

A week after Great Britain diver Tom Daley won a gold medal at the Tokyo Games, he was spotted knitting in the stands while watching the women's 3m springboard diving final at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre on Sunday. Clips and pictures of Daley went viral on social media and garnered love and appreciation. The photo was shared by the official Instagram handle of Olympics with a caption:  "Oh this? Just Olympic champ @TomDaley1994 knitting in the stands while watching the diving". Oh this? Just Olympic champ @TomDaley1994 knitting in the stands while watching the diving. ๐Ÿงถ pic.twitter.com/o17i6vsG2j — Olympics (@Olympics) August 1, 2021 The post garnered over 1.6 lakh likes and thousands of comments. A netizen also shared a clip of the gold medalist knitting while sitting in the audience. Nothing to see here - just @TomDaley1994 having a knit at the diving ๐Ÿงถ#TeamGB pic.twitter.com/TzDETYW28a — Team GB (@TeamGB) August 1, 2021 The athlete's love for knitting is not hidden from his fans. After winning the medal, he shared a video on social media, showing his knitted bag, which he made to store his medal.  "THANK YOU TO ALL MY FELLOW STITCHERS! Learning to knit and crochet has helped me so much through these Olympics, and we won GOLD yesterday. I made a little medal case too!" Daley wrote in the caption. Take a look at the video: View this post on Instagram A post shared by Tom Daley (@madewithlovebytomdaley) Daley’s viral picture has prompted an avalanche of reactions on social media, leaving many impressed with his skills. Haute couture ๐Ÿ˜‚ — Paris 2024 (@Paris2024) August 2, 2021 Knitting is one way of relieving stress . Well done Tom keep it up! — ๐Ÿ’™Trisha (@Trish78241878) August 1, 2021 It's a great relaxation - these days it's called Mindfulness. Probably helps him stay focused & relaxed while waiting for his event. — Vivienne ๐Ÿ’‰ (@vivchook) August 1, 2021 Must be calming for him, I know it is for me... — Relocated Midwesterner (@LauraSedorPhoto) August 1, 2021

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