Olympic skater Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya dies of apparent suicide at age 20

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The Australian Olympic Committee has confirmed the death of former world junior pair figure skating champion Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya in Moscow. The 20-year-old fell out of her 6th-floor Moscow apartment window in apparent suicide, police sources told Russian news agencies Interfax and TASS.”The preliminary cause of death is suicide,” said TASS news agency, citing a police source.

Alexandrovskaya coach Andrei Khekalo has confirmed details of his death to AFP. He said she was recently diagnosed with epilepsy and suffered from depression.

FILE PHOTO: Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics
Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya and Harley Windsor of Australia in action at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games on February 14, 2018. Damir Sagolj / REUTERS

Alexandrovskaya was born in Russia but obtained Australian citizenship in 2016 and competed for her adopted country at the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics with her skating partner Harley Windsor.

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