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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.
It is with profound sadness that the ISU learned of the sudden and unexpected passing of pair skater Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya (AUS) in Moscow.
Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya and Harley Windsor (AUS) compete at the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating - Rostelecom Cup 2018 ©International Skating Union (ISU)
“The ISU is shocked by the news of Ekaterina's passing,” said ISU President Jan Dijkema. “She was a talented pair skater and the Figure Skating community will miss her. We offer our deepest sympathies to her family, friends and teammates and mourn this tragic loss”
Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya and Harley Windsor (AUS) win gold at the ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final in 2017 ©International Skating Union (ISU)
The 20 year old Russian-born skater teamed up with Harley Windsor (AUS) in 2016 and represented Australia. They quickly made their mark in the sport and only one year of training together, they won the World Junior title in 2017. They went on to make history as the first Australian skaters to win an ISU Championship title. The team also claimed the ISU Junior Grand Prix Final title in 2017 and competed at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games.
They announced the end of their skating career as a pair in early 2020.
Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya (AUS) at the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Winter Games ©AFP