Olympic figure skater Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya passes away after ‘falling from window’

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    Olympic figure skater Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya who died after 'falling from window' Pics: Getty

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    Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya passed away after supposedly ‘falling from a window’ (Picture: Getty)

    Olympic figure skater Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya has actually passed away aged 20.

    Alexandrovskaya, 20, was born in Russia however represented Australia at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, with her skating partner Harley Windsor.

    The reason for the Alexandrovskaya’s death has actually not yet been divulged, however reports in Russia state she passed away after falling from a window.

    Windsor and Alexandrovskaya won the 2017 world junior title. Alexandrovskaya retired from the sport in February after sustaining a number of injuries.

    Windsor, Australia’s very first Indigenous professional athlete to complete at a Winter Olympics, stated he was ‘devastated’ by the news of Alexandrovskaya’s death.

    ‘The amount we had achieved during our partnership is something I can never forget and will always hold close to my heart,’ he stated in an Instagram post.

    Ian Chesterman, chef de objective for the Australian group in Pyeongchang, stated the news was a dreadful blow for all those who understood the skater.

    ‘It is enormously sad to lose Katia, who was a vibrant and talented person and an incredible athlete,’ Chesterman stated.

    FILE - JULY 18: Figure skater Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya, who competed for Australia in the 2018 Olympics, has died in Moscow, Russia. She was 20 years old. GANGNEUNG, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 14: Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya and Harley Windsor of Australia compete during the Pair Skating Short Program on day five of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics at Gangneung Ice Arena on February 14, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

    Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya completed for Australia in the 2018 Olympics (Picture: Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

    ‘She was quiet and humble in her manner but incredibly determined to be the best she could be. Life since the Games has not been easy for her and this is another timely reminder of just how fragile life is.’

    It is the 2nd death of an Australian Winter OIympian in 10 days.

    Alex Pullin, a two-time world champ snowboarder and three-time Olympian, drowned while spearfishing on July 8 on the Gold Coast north of Brisbane.

    ‘Katia’s death is another blow to our winter season sports neighborhood who are still reeling from our loss of Pullin,’ Chesterman stated.

    Geoff Lipshut, president of the Olympic Winter Institute of Australia, stated Alexandrovskaya has an unique location in the nation’s sports history.

    ‘Katia and Harley were Australia’s very first figure skating world champs,’ Lipshut stated. ‘She concerned Australia to meet her sporting dreams.

    ‘The news today is so sad, my thoughts are with Katia’s household in Russia, Harley and the skating neighborhood in Australia. I will keep in mind Katia as a young adult of fantastic skill and amazing capacity.’

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