Olympic champion Tom Daley knits Tokyo 2020 gold medal case

Olympic champion Tom Daley knits Tokyo 2020 gold medal case
Olympic champion Tom Daley knits Tokyo 2020 gold medal case

Olympic champion Tom Daley has knitted an emotional keepsake to forever remind him of his first gold medal at Tokyo 2020 - a customised gold medal pouch.

The British sportsman, 27, 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.

Mission accomplished: Olympic champion Tom Daley has knitted an emotional keepsake to forever remind him of his first gold medal at Tokyo 2020 - a customised gold medal pouch

Mission accomplished: Olympic champion Tom Daley has knitted an emotional keepsake to forever remind him of his first gold medal at Tokyo 2020 - a customised gold medal pouch

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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!'

Finally: The British sportsman, 27, 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

Finally: The British sportsman, 27, 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

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.   

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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

Memory: The star showed off his knitting ability on his page

Homage: In honour of his pivotal moment at the games, Tom took to his knitting and crocheting Instagram page -

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