Shock at the death of a world ice skating champion: she would have committed suicide


Alexandrovskaya allegedly committed suicide, according to Moscow police sources (Shutterstock)

Australian and Russian sports are in mourning. Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya, a 20-year-old ice skater, was found dead this morning in Moscow. 2017 world junior champion, the athlete who shared the title with teammate Harley Windsor, would have made the decision to commit suicide.

As indicated by several local agencies, including InterfaxAlexandrovskaya’s body was found dead on a street near his apartment in the center of the Russian capital. Although the circumstances of his death are being investigated, Moscow police sources confirmed to agencies that “The preliminary cause is suicide”. The skater’s body was found after falling from an edge of her home..

In addition to the body, sources from the investigation confirmed the agency RIA Novosti that the athlete left a note with the word “love”. Faced with this fact, his former partner on the ice could not contain the sadness and took advantage of his account of Instagram to comment on what happened to the athlete who competed in recent Pyeongchang Winter Olympics 2018.

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Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya was consecrated youth world champion in 2017 (@ alexandrovskaya.k)

“Words cannot describe how I feel right now, I am devastated and sick to the core by the sad and sudden death of Katia. The amount of things that we had accomplished during our relationship is something that I can never forget and that I will always keep close to my heart. This news is something you can never prepare for. Rest in peace Katia ”, wrote Windsor, who together with Alexandrovskaya finished in position 18 in the short skating program of the last Olympic event.

After four years of competing together, the couple broke up last February due to “Health concerns”, as indicated by the skater at the time on his social networks. At the same time, the Australian athlete wished Ekaterina a “speedy recovery”.

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The publication of Harley Windsor, former partner of Katia, about her death

Born on January 1, 2000, Alexandrovskaya started skating at age 4. After representing your home country, It was at the end of 2015 when the Australian skating association asked its Russian counterpart the possibility of releasing Katia, thanks to the chemistry they showed together with Windsor once they started training together. The best position in the pair’s world ice ranking was during the 2017-2018 season, in which they finished in position number 17.

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