Tom Daley gained a fourth medal in Tokyo for group “Nice Knittin.”
The British star diver, who has gained fame from knitting throughout his Olympic downtime, might want to crochet himself one other medal pouch after claiming bronze within the males’s 10m platform dive on Saturday, his fourth medal (and third bronze) in his fourth Olympics.
“KNITTING MY WAY TO OLYMPIC MEDAL NUMBER 4! I can’t consider it!” Daley wrote on Instagram. “Thanks for all of your help and I’m glad to be on the market representing Staff Nice Knittin’ ❤️😜❤️🧶”
The 27-year-old, who knitted a holder for the gold he gained within the synchronized 10m platform, led the six-round 10m occasion till the fourth, when he was overtaken however held on for third. China’s Cao Yuan took gold and Yang Jian silver.
US divers Jordan Windle and Brandon Loschiavo got here in ninth and eleventh, respectively.
For Daley, it’s one other signal his technique of decompressing is working.
“One factor that has stored me sane all through this entire course of is my love for knitting and crochet and all issues stitching,” he mentioned in an Instagram video, his “madewithlovebytomdaley’ account exploding to greater than one million followers.
The interest serves one other trigger, too.
Daley’s father, Robert, died of mind most cancers in 2011. After Daley took up crocheting through the pandemic, he started auctioning off his creations to boost cash for Mind Tumour Charity, a world chief in researching the ailment.
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The proceeds are certainly skyrocketing throughout an Olympics wherein he has develop into a star. He instructed reporters just lately he solely had about 70,000 Instagram followers. However the world has taken discover.
“It’s sort of gone just a little bit nuts,” he mentioned.