Chinese netizens amused by British diver Tom Daley’s knitting skills
Published: Aug 01, 2021 05:28 PM
Tom Daley Photo: Cui Meng/GT

Tom Daley Photo: Cui Meng/GT

The hashtag "Tom Daley knits a sweater in the spectator seats" began trending on China's Twitter-like Sina Weibo on Sunday.

Photos and clips showing the British diver skillfully knitting a sweater have gone viral on Chinese social media. 

The photos show Daley sitting with spectators watching the game while knitting a pink and purple sweater.

Many Chinese netizens commented that they were amused by the 28-year-old diver's "cute way of killing time." 

"He is so adorable! Is he kitting the sweater for his son?" one Chinese netizen wrote on Sina Weibo.

"He is really good at managing time. I guess he is kitting a sweater set for his gold metal," another Chinese netizen wrote on Sina Weibo.

On Monday, Daley won gold in the men's synchronized 10-meter platform competition at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.