Olympic figure skater Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya has died at the age of 20, the International Skating Union confirmed on Friday.The Russian athlete died in Moscow, though additional details of her death were not immediately known, according to the Associated Press.
“The ISU is shocked by the news of Ekaterina’s passing,” President Jan Dijkema said in a statement on ISU’s website. “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.
Cause of Death.
The following are some tributes posted on social media to honor the life and the legacy of the deceased.
WINTER SPORTS – FIGURE SKATER DEAD AT 20 APPARANT SUICIDE
Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya Russian born, 2017 World Juniors champion with Harley Windso. Katie was overlooked by the Russian system, Australia stepped in.A sufferer of Depression and, Epilipsy.#SportsWorld #WinterSports pic.twitter.com/arbVCAU48a
— DMT Sports Media (@au_dthompson) July 18, 2020
If you want to know details of her death, just change the headline to something like ‘Putin vehemently denies any part in suspicious death of skater Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya’.
— CrackedMojo (@CrackedMojo) July 18, 2020
UGH! sorry, RETRACTION on @abcnews @abcgrandstand tweet. There was one #WomenInSport piece, sadly, the death of Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya interrupted the #BallsOnly vibe 😢 1/12 #WomenInSport
— Noely ⚡️🏐 (@YaThinkN) July 18, 2020