Freya
Tarbit

Place of birthDerby

Age20

Freya Tarbit joined British Skeleton in the summer of 2019 as part of the latest athlete intake.

Her path into the sport came through the Discover Your Gold UK Sport talent ID campaign as thousands of young hopefuls were whittled down to just eight aspiring skeleton stars, with two more joining them later that summer.

Freya’s interest in skeleton had begun at an early age - she had first wanted to try the sport at just 14 years old. She signed up for one of the BBSA’s public taster sessions at 16 but pulled her hamstring so wasn’t able to attend. 

Her father planned to sign her up again for the following summer’s sessions but while looking on the BBSA website to do just that he saw the Discover Your Gold process advertised so Freya went from wanting to try the sport to hoping to make a career out of it!

Prior to making the switch to skeleton, Freya was a long jumper and had been Derbyshire county champion multiple times, competed in the finals at the English Schools and medalled at the Midland Championships.

FREYA IN HER OWN WORDS...

  • Nickname: Frazzle
  • Most likely to be spotted: at a gig or festival
  • Least likely to be found: tidying
  • Me in three: smiley, positive, oblivious 
  • Heroes: Strongman Eddie Hall, my mum and dad and my best friend Aimee
  • Random fact: I’ve been to the Harry Potter studios five times 
  • If I wasn’t a slider: I’d a be a skier or a surfer - anything that doesn’t involve living in the real world