Moscow-born Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya, a pairs figure skater, made history when she teamed up with indigenous Australian skater Harley Windsor to compete for that country on the international circuit. Katia and Harley were the first Australians to win the Junior World Championships (in 2017) and the Junior Grand Prix Final (2017-18, the following season). Katia got Australian citizenship in time for them to qualify for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, where they placed eighteenth.
After one prior attempt, Katia died by suicide, leaving behind a note stating "люблю" ("love"). She was twenty years old.
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.
The skating family mourns the loss of Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya (AUS). The ISU shares its heartfelt condolences with her family, friends and teammates.— ISU Figure Skating (@ISU_Figure) July 18, 2020
Please check the link below to learn more about Alexandrovskaya's career. RIP 🖤https://t.co/m6FWlBo2Jf pic.twitter.com/40os6bYhHT
My beautiful Katia, may you rest in peace. My heart goes to your family and everyone that knows you and that knows how strong you are.🤍I truly hope that your heart and soul is happy at the moment and in a better place. I’m sending you so much love. All the memories we have together, I will cherish them forever in a special place in my heart. May light, love and happiness be with you. You will be missed my sweet angel😇❤️
It was a short while, but I'll never forget that I was able to practice with you in Montreal.— Riku Miura 三浦璃来 (@miurariku1217) July 18, 2020
2017 Junior Worlds FS
RSport (Russian language)
5-TV (Russian language)
2017-18 JGP Final SP
2017-18 JFP Final FS