Olympic champion Tom Daley shows off his finished Team GB cardigan

Olympic champion Tom Daley shows off his finished Team GB cardigan at Tokyo 2020 – as he fundraises for brain tumour charity in memory of his late father Robert

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Tom Daley showed off his finished Team GB cardigan at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on Thursday.

The British diver, 27, who claimed a  gold medal in the men’s synchronised 10m platform last week, looked delighted as he showcased the garment’s Team GB and Olympic logos, having delighted fans all over the world by knitting poolside.

Posting on his Made With Love By Tom Daley knitting page, he wrote: ‘When I got to Tokyo, I wanted to make something that would remind me of the Olympics to look back on in the future. 

Multitalented: Tom Daley showed off his finished Team GB cardigan at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on Thursday

‘I designed a pattern for the colour work that would signify everything about these games!

‘On the back I went for a classic @teamgb logo, the shoulders have a flag and GBR on them. For the front I wanted to keep it simple and I tried my best to embroider TOKYO in Japanese!What do you think?! 

The star, who has previously auctioned off a jumper in aid of The Brain Tumour Charity, is now fundraising again in memory of his beloved father Robert Daley, who died following a battle with brain cancer in 2011 aged 40. 

Wow: The British diver, 27, who claimed a gold medal in the men’s synchronised 10m platform last week, looked delighted as he showcased the garment’s Team GB and Olympic logos, having delighted fans all over the world by knitting poolside


Strike a pose: The star showed off his latest creation as he posed before his individual competition

He’d be so proud: The star, who has previously auctioned off a jumper in aid of The Brain Tumour Charity, is now fundraising again in memory of his beloved father Robert Daley, who died following a battle with brain cancer in 2011 aged 40 (pictured 2010)

Good cause: Tom explained his knitwear on Instagram as he fundraised for the charity 

He said: ‘Since my knitting page is gaining momentum, I wanted to take the opportunity to try and raise some money for the @thebraintumourcharity in memory of my Dad! Any donations would be greatly appreciated.’

Tom has gained an army of new fans for his knitting antics at the delayed games, and was seen  was seen crafting the cardigan poolside as he attended the Tokyo 2020 men’s 3m springboard diving final on Tuesday. 

Tom looked focused as he sat in the stands in his Team GB kit, watching teammate Jack Laugher score a bronze medal.

Craft: The star showed off the design on his social media for fans

Competition time: The star posed in front of the Olympic rings ahead of his individual competition on Friday

The star showcased his crafting skills as he focused on the cream garment, adorned with the Team GB logo and the colourful Olympic rings.

Tom was also seen with ice strapped to his triceps, as he recovered from a training session and took in the Olympic action.  

The sports star is preparing for his individual competition in the men’s 10m platform, which begins on Friday. 

Tom recently revealed he was making a dog sweater in the viral photo of him knitting in the stands during the women’s diving final at the Tokyo Olympics.   

Responding to the viral snap with a picture of what he was making, he wrote on his Instagram Story on his page Made With Love By Tom Daley: ‘For those asking what I’m making here … I am making a dog jumper for @izzythe.frenchie.’

Daley activity: Tom has gained an army of new fans for his knitting antics at the delayed games, and was seen was seen crafting the cardigan poolside as he attended the Tokyo 2020 men’s 3m springboard diving final on Tuesday

Wave: The diver decided to get out his needles and wool to craft the Team GB cardigan

Focus: Tom looked focused as he sat in the stands in his Team GB kit, watching teammate Jack Laugher score a bronze medal

Wow: The star showcased his crafting skills as he focused on the cream garment, adorned with the Team GB logo and the colourful Olympic rings

Game face: The sports star is preparing for his individual competition in the men’s 10m platform, which begins on Friday

He later shared the finished piece for the social media famed dog with his followers 

The star also revealed he was working on a Team GB cardigan,, sharing snaps of himself working on the masterpiece during a break in training.      

Last week Tom revealed he had knitted an emotional keepsake to forever remind him of his first gold medal at Tokyo 2020 – a customised gold medal pouch.

The British sportsman broke down in tears as he and diving partner Matty Lee triumphed in the 10m synchronized platform event on Monday – his first gold medal in four Olympic games.

In honour of his pivotal moment at the games, Tom took to his knitting and crocheting Instagram page – Made With Love By Tom Daley – to reveal the medal pouch, which bears the Union Jack on one side and the Japanese flag on the other.

Downtime: Tom recently revealed he was making a dog sweater in the viral photo of him knitting in the stands during the women’s diving final at the Tokyo Olympics 

Wow: Responding to the viral snap with a picture of what he was making, he wrote on his Instagram Story on his page Made With Love By Tom Daley: ‘For those asking what I’m making here … I am making a dog jumper for @izzythe.frenchie’

Stress reliever: Tom shared a snap of his knitting antics and said it ‘relieves stress’ for him

His creations: Tom showed off some previous dog sweaters he’d crafted on his knitting page

 

Latest creation: The multi-talented star revealed his latest creation – a Team GB cardigan

He said: ‘One thing that has kept me sane throughout this process is my love for knitting and crocheting

‘This means I can carry around my medal without it getting scratched!’    

He captioned the video: ‘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!’

Mission accomplished: Last week Tom revealed he had knitted an emotional keepsake to forever remind him of his first gold medal at Tokyo 2020 – a customised gold medal pouch

Finally: The British sportsman broke down in tears as he and diving partner Matty Lee triumphed in the 10m synchronized platform event on Monday – his first gold medal in four Olympic games (pictured July 26)

Tom has previously spoken about the cathartic effect knitting has on his mindset during competitions, saying:  ‘When we went to Japan for the test event I actually took my knitting with me and was doing it during my competition because sometimes there’s 45 minutes in between each dive so I’d sit there and knit and just take my mind off the competition completely. I’m obsessed!’

The father-of-one one joked that his one worry going into the Olympics is he will run out of yarn while he is there.   

He added: ‘I’m thinking of taking a little project out there where I’m going to try and create some kind of Olympic themed jumper so I can look back in 20 years and be like ‘I made that at the Olympics’ how cool is that?’

Tom and Matty, 23, beat China by just 1.23 points after a nerveless display as Daley collected his third Olympic medal.   


Homage: In honour of his pivotal moment at the games, Tom took to his knitting and crocheting Instagram page – Made With Love By Tom Daley – to reveal the medal pouch, which bears the Union Jack on one side and the Japanese flag on the other

Daley made his Olympic debut as a 14-year-old in Beijing and won bronze at London 2012 and Rio five years ago.

Daley and Lee were not expected to win, with China the favourites, but they never dropped out of the top two and finished with a score of 471.81 following an exceptional forward four-and-a-half somersaults pike when the pressure was on in the final round.  

China’s poor fourth-round dive let the Team GB pair take the lead and they never looked back, with the ROC claiming bronze.

‘It’s kind of unbelievable. I dreamt, as has Matty, since I started diving 20 years ago for this moment,’ said Daley.

He said: ‘One thing that has kept me sane throughout this process is my love for knitting and crocheting ‘This means I can carry around my medal without it getting scratched!’

‘I thought I was going to win an Olympic gold in Rio and that turned out the complete opposite by a long shot.

‘My husband said to me my story wasn’t finished and my son (Robbie) needed to be there to watch me win an Olympic gold medal.

‘I can say my son watched me become an Olympic champion, albeit on TV as they couldn’t be here. It’s such a great feeling.’

Lee added: ‘It felt crazy, obviously. In October 2018 I moved my whole life to London from Leeds. I was away from my family and friends, everyone. I had nothing in London. Our aim was to win an Olympic medal.

They did it! Tom and Matty, 23, beat China by just 1.23 points after a nerveless display as Daley collected his third Olympic medal

Nervy: The British pair faced an agonising wait after the Chinese pair were last to dive but it was not enough to go and beat Team GB

‘To be able to put the well-deserved gold medal around his neck was really special to me and I’m very very proud of him. Obviously it’s my dream to be a gold medallist, an Olympic gold medallist, and it’s great to be able to have won that with him.’  

Daley’s husband Dustin Lance Black won the Best Original Screenplay Oscar for Milk in 2008 but Daley admits he does not know whether his medal or the Oscar will take pride of place at home.

He said: ‘My husband’s Oscar goes in the downstairs loo. People often mistake it for a loobrush. We had to get an Oscar loobrush because people were picking it up and realising it was an actual Oscar, not just a toy.

‘I don’t know why he does that, he says he doesn’t want to give it any more power than it needs. He’s done it and moving on to the next thing.’

Moment in history: Tom’s triumph and tears at the Tokyo Olympics sparked an huge outpouring of joy – and tears – from friends and supporters

Family: Tom is married to Dustin Lance Black and the pair share son Robbie, three (pictured)

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