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Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya, 20, Russian-born Oz Olymoic skater - defenestration
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That Derek
2020-07-19 14:14:16 UTC
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OLYMPIC TRAGEDY Olympic figure skater Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya dies after falling to her death from window following retirement

John Hutchinson
Jul 18 2020, 4:39 ET
Updated: Jul 19 2020, 6:00 ET

OLYMPIC figure skater Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya has died at the age of 20 after reportedly falling from a window.

Reports in Russia say that the athlete "fell out of a window in Moscow" and "died on the spot," but the cause of death has not been confirmed.

Alexandrovskaya was born in the Russian capital in 2000, but represented Australia at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang.

Russian website Izvestiu reports that "the circumstances of the incident are being clarified".

Alexandrovskaya is a two-time Australian National Champion pair-skating with 23-year-old partner Harley Windsor.

Windsor's parents have Australian Aboriginal roots and he became the first Indigenous Australian to compete at the Winter Olympics.

Their crowning moment came when they became the first Australian pair-skaters to compete at the Olympics for ten years.

But they finished 18th in the short program, missing out on the top-16 who progressed into the free skate.

Miss Alexandrovskaya retired from the sport in February after sustaining several injuries.

Ian Chesterman, chef de mission for the Australian team in Pyeongchang, said the news was a terrible blow for all those who knew the skater.
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Mr Chesterman said: "It is enormously sad to lose Katia, who was a vibrant and talented person and an incredible athlete.

"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."

Geoff Lipshut, chief executive of the Olympic Winter Institute of Australia, said Alexandrovskaya has a special place in the country's sports history.

He said: "Katia and Harley were Australia's first figure skating world champions.

"She came to Australia to fulfil her sporting dreams.

"The news today is so sad, my thoughts are with Katia's family in Russia, Harley and the skating community in Australia.

"I will remember Katia as a young person of great talent and remarkable potential."
Bryan Styble
2020-07-19 20:44:14 UTC
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Whether accidental defenestration, suicide, or Moscow mafia-engineered deletion, I think we can all agree that the late ice dancer--a woefully under-appreciated and undeservedly lampooned Olympic sport, by the way!--just had way too many As in her name.

BRYAN STYBLE/Florida
Bryan Styble
2020-07-19 21:15:29 UTC
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But not, fortunately, as many As as did the late Alefoso Yalayalatabua, the Fijian rugby union player who, at 43, also died way too young last week.

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Bryan Styble
2020-07-19 21:19:05 UTC
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And yeah, I realize these foreign names are mere transliterations*, but jeez, can't the transliterators find some other vowels to employ?

Besides, what's wrong with a good ol' AMERICAN name, like Styble?

STYBLE/Florida
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Louis Epstein
2020-07-23 05:57:11 UTC
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Post by Bryan Styble
But not, fortunately, as many As as did the late Alefoso Yalayalatabua, the
Fijian rugby union player who, at 43, also died way too young last week.
STYBLE/Florida
Are A's a health risk?...Cardinal Razafimahatratra of Madagascar
(1921-1993) failed to reach his normal retirement age.

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Louis Epstein
2020-07-23 06:00:32 UTC
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Post by Bryan Styble
Whether accidental defenestration, suicide, or Moscow mafia-engineered
deletion, I think we can all agree that the late ice dancer--a woefully
under-appreciated and undeservedly lampooned Olympic sport, by the way!
She was a pairs skater (which I generally prefer to ice-dance,
which really belongs under art rather than sport).
Post by Bryan Styble
--just had way too many As in her name.
BRYAN STYBLE/Florida
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2020-07-20 01:00:05 UTC
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OLYMPIC TRAGEDY Olympic figure skater Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya dies after falling to her death from window following retirement

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“adult beverages”
we’re involved.
Louis Epstein
2020-07-23 05:59:32 UTC
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OLYMPIC TRAGEDY Olympic figure skater Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya dies after falling to her death from window following retirement
John Hutchinson
Jul 18 2020, 4:39 ET
Updated: Jul 19 2020, 6:00 ET
OLYMPIC figure skater Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya has died at the age of 20 after reportedly falling from a window.
Reports in Russia say that the athlete "fell out of a window in Moscow" and "died on the spot," but the cause of death has not been confirmed.
Alexandrovskaya was born in the Russian capital in 2000, but represented Australia at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang.
Russian website Izvestiu reports that "the circumstances of the incident are being clarified".
Alexandrovskaya is a two-time Australian National Champion pair-skating with 23-year-old partner Harley Windsor.
Windsor's parents have Australian Aboriginal roots and he became the first Indigenous Australian to compete at the Winter Olympics.
Their crowning moment came when they became the first Australian pair-skaters to compete at the Olympics for ten years.
But they finished 18th in the short program, missing out on the top-16 who progressed into the free skate.
Miss Alexandrovskaya retired from the sport in February after sustaining several injuries.
Ian Chesterman, chef de mission for the Australian team in Pyeongchang, said the news was a terrible blow for all those who knew the skater.
OLYMPIC TRAGEDY
Mr Chesterman said: "It is enormously sad to lose Katia, who was a vibrant and talented person and an incredible athlete.
"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."
Geoff Lipshut, chief executive of the Olympic Winter Institute of Australia, said Alexandrovskaya has a special place in the country's sports history.
He said: "Katia and Harley were Australia's first figure skating world champions.
World junior champions,but never world champions.

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