Place of birthWinchester


Charlotte Longden represented Team GB at the 2020 Youth Olympic Winter Games in Switzerland and has since joined the senior set up.

Charlotte finished 12th in the showpiece event in Lausanne after she clocked the 13th fastest time in Run 1 and the 10th quickest in Run 2.

She first represented the British Bobsleigh youth team in February 2019, finishing 11th in her debut race in St Moritz - the same track at which the Youth Olympic Games were held 11 months later.

Charlotte was one of three female athletes selected to compete for an Olympic place and she secured her spot in Switzerland with a ninth and 11th-place finish in Konigssee in November 2019, having achieved exactly the same results in Lillehammer the previous month.

She earned selection as a pilot for the Europa Cup circuit for the 2022/23 sliding season and is set to make her senior international debut shortly.

A former national level swimmer, Charlotte also represented Reading Hockey Club and played netball for her county.

She competed for Team Bath in athletics and it was her involvement there that brought about her interest in bobsleigh thanks to her coach, Julie Alexander.

Charlotte is currently studying Economics and Geography at the University of Leeds.


  • Nickname: Drop
  • Most likely to be spotted: here, there and everywhere
  • Least likely to be found: sitting down doing nothing
  • Me in three: happy, energetic, busy
  • Heroes: my parents
  • Random fact: there are more Subways in the UK than McDonald's'
  • If I wasn’t a slider: I'd be a skier or surfer