Tom Daley was spotted knitting in the stands while watching the Olympic women's diving final

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Tom Daley was spotted knitting in the stands while watching the Olympic women's diving final
Tom Daley shown in the stands with knitting needles and a handmade creation. Joe Giddens - PA Images/Getty Images
  • Tom Daley was knitting while watching the women's springboard diving final Sunday in Tokyo.
  • Daley, 27, said that learning to knit and crochet has helped him through the Tokyo Olympics.
  • He previously hand-knitted a pouch to protect the gold medal he won with Matty Lee.

Tom Daley delighted fans when he was spotted knitting while cheering on competitors in the women's three-meter springboard diving final in Tokyo.

Daley, who won gold alongside Matty Lee in the men's synchronized 10-meter platform event, was seated in the spectator stands at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre on Sunday. At one point, cameras panned away from the action to show Daley with knitting needles in hand and a concentrated look on his face.

Tom Daley was spotted knitting in the stands while watching the Olympic women's diving final
Tom Daley was caught on camera knitting while watching the Tokyo Olympics. Joe Giddens - PA Images via Getty Images

The 27-year-old was dressed in a Team Great Britain ensemble while he seemed to knit pink and purple yarn into a new creation.

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"Oh this? Just Olympic champ @TomDaley1994 knitting in the stands while watching the diving," the official Olympics Twitter account wrote with a picture of Daley.

Daley previously revealed via Instagram that he sewed a pouch to protect his gold medal. He showed off his creation in a video on his Instagram account, @madewithlovebytomdaley, where Daley documents his love for sewing.

Daley said in the video that "knitting, crochet, and all things stitching" kept him "sane throughout this whole process" of training and competing for the Olympics.

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The diver, who's also a YouTube star with more than 900,000 subscribers, has become one of the most famous members of Team Great Britain.

Tom Daley was spotted knitting in the stands while watching the Olympic women's diving final
Lee helped secure Daley's first ever Olympic gold medal. Han Haidan/China News Service via Getty Images

Daley first qualified for the 2008 Beijing Olympics when he was 14, then later appeared at the 2012 London and 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games, according to Team Great Britain. Daley earned his first Olympic gold medal in Tokyo, and he said he hopes to inspire young LGBTQ people.

"I feel incredibly proud to say I am a gay man and also an Olympic champion," Daley said at a press conference on July 26.

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He added: "I hope that any young LGBT person out there can see that no matter how alone you feel right now, you are not alone and that you can achieve anything. There is a whole lot of your chosen family out here ready to support you."

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