Figure skater Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya, who portrayed Australia in the pairs event at the 2018 Olympics, has died at the age of 20.
International Skating Union president Jan Dijkema released a statement about Alexandrovskaya’s death: “The ISU is amazed by the news of Ekaterina’s passing. She was a talented pair skater and the Figure Skating community will miss her. We give our deepest sympathies to her family, friends, and teammates and mourn this great loss.”
The real cause of death is not known at this moment.
Harley Windsor, who was Alexandrovskaya’s skating partner from 2016 until they split up earlier this year, sent a message on Instagram.
“Words can not describe how I feel right now, I am shocked and sick to my core about the sad and sudden passing of Katia. The amount we had attained 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 perfect peace Katia.”
Alexandrovskaya and Windsor were great for the 2018 Winter Olympics with a third-place finish at the CS Nebelhorn Trophy in Sept. 2017. They concluded 18th in the pairs competition at the Pyeongchang Games.