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Olympic Skater Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya Dies Aged 20

by : Emily Brown on : 18 Jul 2020 13:56
Olympic Skater Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya Dies Aged 20Olympic Skater Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya Dies Aged 20alexandrovskaya.k/Instagram/PA

Olympic figure skater Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya has died aged 20. 

Alexandrovskaya was born in the Russian capital in 2000, but went on to represent Australia at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang after obtaining Australian citizenship in 2016. She died yesterday, July 17, in Moscow.

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The young skater formed a hugely successful partnership with 23-year-old Harley Windsor and went on to win the world junior title in 2017 and the 2017/18 ISU Junior Grand Prix Final.

After performing in the Olympics, Alexandrovskaya was forced to retire due to health reasons.

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Windsor took to Instagram to pay tribute to his former partner, saying the news was something he could ‘never prepare for’.

He wrote:

Words can not 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 had 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.

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Two-time world champion and Olympic silver medallist Evgenia Medvedeva also expressed her sadness at the news, writing: ‘We will miss you, baby. Condolences to the family.’

Russian website Izvestiu, as cited by The Sun, states the circumstances of the incident surrounding her death ‘are being clarified’.

Our thoughts are with Alexandrovskaya’s friends and family at this tragic time.

If you have experienced a bereavement and would like to speak with someone in confidence contact Cruse Bereavement Care via their national helpline on 0808 808 1677.

Emily Brown

Emily Brown first began delivering important news stories aged just 13, when she launched her career with a paper round. She graduated with a BA Hons in English Language in the Media from Lancaster University, and went on to become a freelance writer and blogger. Emily contributed to The Sunday Times Travel Magazine and Student Problems before becoming a journalist at UNILAD, where she works on breaking news as well as longer form features.

Topics: News, Olympics

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  1. The Sun

    OLYMPIC TRAGEDY Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya dead aged 20: Olympic figure skater dies after tragic fall from window

  2. Harley Windsor/Instagram

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