British Diver Who Went Viral For Knitting At Olympics Gifted A Cardigan To Malaysian Diver

"I made my dear friend Cheong Jun Hoong a cardigan! <3" the Olympian champion wrote in an Instagram post published in May.

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British gold medallist diver Tom Daley, who went viral for knitting while watching a competition at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, once made a cardigan for Malaysian diver Cheong Jun Hoong

In May, Daley gifted a cardigan to Malaysian diver Cheong Jun Hoong, whom he called a dear friend.

In a post published on his Instagram account @madewithlovebytomdaley, he showed off a pink cardigan he made for Cheong, who is competing in the women's individual 10m platform alongside Pandelela Rinong at the Olympics.

"I made my dear friend Cheong Jun Hoong a cardigan! <3" Daley wrote on 8 May.

Cheong also posted photos of herself in the cardigan while posing with Daley on Instagram.

She thanked him for the special handmade gift, which she said is "lovely".

Over the weekend, Daley caught the Internet's attention after he was spotted knitting while watching a competition at the Olympics

During the women's 3m springboard final on Sunday morning, 1 August, he was recorded knitting on camera.

Photos and videos of him quickly went viral on social media, with many netizens amused by Daley for bringing his hobby to a final game at the Olympics.

He later revealed to his followers that he was knitting a dog's jumper while watching the competition. 

It is learnt that Daley's knitting hobby is his "secret weapon" to keeping himself sane while training for and competing at the Olympics

In a video that the British diver posted last week, he expressed his love for knitting before showing off a knitted cozy for his medal to prevent it from getting scratched.

He was all smiles as he showed off the medal case to the camera, explaining that the case features the Union Jack on one side and the Japanese flag on the other side.

The 27-year-old diver won his first Olympic gold medal with his partner Matty Lee in the synchronised 10m platform event last Monday, 26 July, reported BBC.

He became the first British diver to win three Olympic medals after winning two bronze medals previously.

The UK national broadcaster described him as a "national treasure" and "LGBT icon". He is also married to Oscar-winning Hollywood screenwriter Dustin Lance Black.

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