Olympic figure skater Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya dies at 20


Couple’s figure skater Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya, who was born in Russia but competed for Australia in the 2018 Olympics, died aged 20 in Moscow, the International Skating Union reported on Saturday.

“ISU is shocked by the news of Ekaterina’s death,” ISU President Jan Dijkema said in a statement on the organization’s website. “She was a talented couple skater and she will miss the figure skating community. We offer our most sincere condolences to his family, friends and teammates and mourn this tragic loss.

Details of his death were not immediately known.

Alexandrovskaya teamed with Harley Windsor of Australia in 2016.

Windsor posted a photo of the pair on Instagram and wrote: “Words cannot describe how I am feeling right now, I am devastated and sick deep inside Katia’s sad and sudden passing.

The amount that we had reached during our partnership is something that I will never be able to forget and that I will always keep at heart. This news is something you can never prepare. Rest in peace Katia. ”

The duo represented Australia in international competition, winning the world junior title in 2017, according to the ISU.

“They then made history by becoming the first Australian skaters to win an ISU Championship title,” says ISU. The duo won the title of the ISU Junior Grand Prix Final in 2017 and competed in the 2018 Winter Olympics.

They announced the end of their pairs skating career in early 2020.

“Due to health issues, Katia and I cannot continue,” Windsor wrote on Instagram in February. “I want to take this opportunity to wish Katia all the best in the future and a speedy recovery. “


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