Pairs determine skater Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya, who was born in Russia however competed for Australia within the 2018 Olympics, has died at 20 in Moscow, the International Skating Union reported Saturday.
“The ISU is shocked by the information of Ekaterina’s passing,” mentioned ISU President Jan Dijkema in an announcement on the group’s web site. “She was a gifted pair skater and the Determine Skating group will miss her. We provide our deepest sympathies to her household, associates and teammates and mourn this tragic loss.”
Particulars of her loss of life weren’t instantly recognized.
Alexandrovskaya teamed up with Harley Windsor of Australia in 2016.
Windsor posted a photograph of the pair on Instagram and wrote: “Phrases cannot describe how I really feel proper now, I’m devastated and sick to my core in regards to the unhappy and sudden passing of Katia. The quantity we had achieved throughout our partnership is one thing I can always remember and can all the time maintain near my coronary heart. This information is one thing you possibly can by no means put together for. Relaxation In Peace Katia.”
The pair represented Australia in worldwide competitors, profitable the World Junior title in 2017, the ISU says.
“They went on to make historical past as the primary Australian skaters to win an ISU Championship title,” the ISU says. The pair gained ISU Junior Grand Prix Last title in 2017 and competed on the 2018 Olympic Winter Video games.
They introduced the top of their skating profession as a pair in early 2020.
“Attributable to well being issues, Katia and I are unable to proceed,” Windsor wrote on Instagram in February. “I need to take this chance to want Katia all the most effective sooner or later and a fast restoration.”