Tom Daley's latest Olympic triumph: a self-knitted Team GB cardigan

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Tom Daley reveals Team GB Olympics cardigan  - INSTAGRAM
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After days of work, the most eagerly anticipated piece of Olympic clothing is complete.

Viewers will have seen Team GB diver Tom Daley being handed bags of yarn to work on throughout the Olympics as he watched his team-mates compete. And the 27-year-old has finally unveiled the finished product in a video published on his social media accounts.

Daley showed off a white cardigan, which has 'Tokyo' written in Japanese on the front, 'GBR' on the right shoulder, the Union Jack on the left and the Team GB logo on the back with the Olympic rings.

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

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"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!"

Tom Daley - SHUTTERSTOCK
Tom Daley - SHUTTERSTOCK
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Tom Daley - GETTY IMAGES
Tom Daley - REUTERS
Tom Daley - REUTERS

Daley received overwhelmingly positive reviews for his work, which he hopes will raise money for the Brain Tumour Charity. In 2011, Daley's father Robert died from a brain tumour. Last week, Daley revealed he learned to knit and crochet prior to the Olympics to help him stay calm.

The 27-year-old even made a GB pouch to hold the gold medal he won alongside Matty Lee in the men's synchronized 10m platform. It was Daley's third Olympics medal after bronze in London 2012 and Rio 2016. It means he's the first British diver ever to win three Olympic medals.

On Friday, Daley returns to action at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre for the preliminary rounds of the men's 10m platform. Team-mate Noah Williams will also compete in the same event.

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