Place of birthDerby


Freya Tarbit is the 2023 Overall Europa Cup (EC) winner and a Junior World and European Championship medalist who has just completed her first full season of World Cup competition.

Freya won Junior World Championship bronze in Winterberg in January 2023 and claimed the Overall EC title the same season despite only competing in six of the eight circuit races. 

She medalled in all of those EC races, winning gold in Lillehammer in November 2022 before backing up that success with a hat-trick of silver medals and a brace of bronze in a superb campaign. Junior European Championship silver followed in Igls in the final race of a season that also saw her make her World Cup debut with a seventh-place finish in Winterberg.

Freya competed in seven of the eight World Cup races in the 2023/24 season, only missing the season opener in Beijing, and recording a season's best of 10th in Sigulda in February. 

Having joined British Skeleton in the summer of 2019, Freya made her international debut in February 2021 when she finished a fine fifth at the EC and European Championship race in Igls and she was 10th at the Junior Worlds at the same venue 11 months later.

Her path into the sport came through the Discover Your Gold UK Sport talent ID campaign but 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.


  • 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