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Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya: Russian Figure Skater Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya Dies At 20

Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya with partner Harley Windsor
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Russian Figure Skater Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya Dies At 20:Β EkaterinaΒ Alexandrovskaya, a Russian figure skater, passed away on the 18th of July 2020 in Moscow. The 20-year-old skater competed in Australia for Olympics 2018.

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Ekaterina was fondly known as Katia. Katia retired earlier this year in February due to injuries.

Let us get into the details of Ekaterina’s death.

Ekaterina’s Death

On Saturday, the International Skating Union i-e ISU confirmed that Ekaterina passed away. Ekaterina’s death was devastating as well as untimely. The ISU’s President Jan Dijkema wrote on the official website:
“The ISU is shocked by the news of Ekaterina’s passing. She was a talented pair skater and figure skating community will miss her. We offer our deepest sympathies to her family, friends and teammates and mourn this tragic loss.”
Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya
Source: Sky News
Unfortunately, neither officials nor Katia’s family has revealed any details as to how she passed away. But, according to the reports in Russia, she died by falling off her window, perhaps committed suicide. However, as of now, there is no credible source to confirm this allegation.

The Broken Pair

Katia began skating at the age of four. Soon, she got paired with Australian skater Harley Windsor, and the two won several competitions in Australia. However, earlier this year when Ekaterina retired from skating, the pair broke but were in good terms.

Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya and Harley Windsor
Source: The Independent

When Windsor heard the news of Ekaterina’s passing, he took Instagram to give a tribute to Ekaterina. He posted a picture of them captioning:

“Words cannot describe how I feel right now I am devastated and sick to my core about the sad and, sudden passing of Katia. The amount we achieved during our partnership is something I can never forget and will always hold close to my heart. This news is something you can never prepare for. Rest In Peace Katia.”

Harley and Ekaterina represented Australia in the international competition and won the world junior title in 2017.

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About Katia

Born on 1st January 2000, Katia began skating at 4-years-old. Katia was a gifted as well as a talented ice skater. Even though she was born in Russia, Katia had Australian citizenship.

Unfortunately, earlier this year, Katia diagnosed with epilepsy. Perhaps, this can be the reason for her untimely death. We hope Ekaterina’s family, as well as her colleagues and friends, heal from this tragic loss. Rest in Peace Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya.

 

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