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Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya (Figure Skater). 

Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya

Personal information
Native name: Екатерина Дмитриевна Александровская
Full name: Ekaterina Dmitriyevna Alexandrovskaya
Alternative names: Katia Alexandrovskaya
Country represented: Australia
Born/Date of Birth: 1 January, 2000
Place of Births: Moscow, Russia
Height: 1.54 m (5 ft 1⁄2 in)
Partner: Harley Windsor
Former partner: Aleksandr Epifanov, Vladislav Lysoy
Coach: Richard Gauthier, Bruno Marcotte
Former coach: Andrei Pachin, Galina Pachin, Andrei Hekalo, Nina Mozer
Choreographer: Andrei Pachin, Alla Kapranova, Danielle O'Brien
Former choreographer: Serena Si
Skating club: Sydney FSC
Training locations: Sydney, Australia | Montreal, Canada
Former training locations: Moscow, Russia
Began skating: 2004
World standing: With Windsor
17 (2017–18)
40 (2016–17)

Ekaterina "Katia” Dmitriyevna Alexandrovskaya (born 1 January 2000) is a Russian pair skater who represents Australia. With her skating partner, Harley Windsor, she is the 2017 CS Tallinn Trophy champion, the 2017 CS Nebelhorn Trophy bronze medalist and a two-time Australian national champion (2016, 2018). In the Junior level, she is the 2017 World Junior champion, the 2017 Junior Grand Prix Final champion, the 2016 JGP Estonia champion and the 2017 JGP Latvia champion.

Personal life
Alexandrovskaya was born on 1 January 2000 in Moscow, Russia. Her father died in 2015. She became an Australian citizen in October 2017.

Career
Early career
Alexandrovskaya started learning to skate in 2004. After competing as a single skater through 2011–2012, she began appearing in pairs with Vladislav Lysoy in the 2012–2013 season. She skated with Aleksandr Epifanov in 2014–2015 and 2015–2016.

Teaming up with Windsor
Responding to a query from Australian-based coaches Andrei and Galina Pachin, her coach Nina Mozer suggested a tryout between Alexandrovskaya and Harley Windsor in Moscow. The two began skating together in December 2015. Observing the tryout, the coaches believed that the skaters would make a good match due to similar technique and body types.

Alexandrovskaya was released by Russia after a request from the Australian skating association, with help from Mozer.

2016–2017 season
During the season, Alexandrovskaya/Windsor were coached by the Pachins in Sydney and by Andrei Hekalo and Nina Mozer in Moscow. Their international debut came in early September 2016 at the Junior Grand Prix (JGP) in Ostrava, Czech Republic. Ranked 6th in the short program and 9th in the free skate, the pair finished 8th overall. Later that month, the two competed at a JGP event in Tallinn, Estonia. They were awarded the gold medal ahead of three Russian pairs after placing third in the short and first in the free. They finished as the first substitutes for the JGP Final in Marseille, France.

Alexandrovskaya/Windsor made their senior debut in October 2016 at a Challenger Series event, the Finlandia Trophy; they placed sixth and obtained the minimum technical scores to compete at senior-level ISU Championships. In December, the pair placed 5th in France at the JGP Final, to which they were called up as replacements for Russia's Ekaterina Borisova / Dmitry Sopot. Windsor tore his patella tendon in January 2017. The following month, the pair placed 11th at the 2017 Four Continents Championships in Gangneung, South Korea.

In March, Alexandrovskaya/Windsor competed at the 2017 World Junior Championships in Taipei, Taiwan. Ranked third in the short program and second in the free skate, they finished first overall, outscoring the silver medalists, Aleksandra Boikova / Dmitrii Kozlovskii of Russia, by 2.05 points. They became the first skaters representing Australia to win gold at one of the ISU Figure Skating Championships and the first to finish on a podium at Junior Worlds since 1976, when Elizabeth Cain / Peter Cain took the pairs' bronze medal. A couple of weeks later, the pair competed at the senior-level World Championships, which took place in Helsinki, Finland. They qualified to the free skate and went on to finish 16th.

2017–2018 season
In early September, Alexandrovskaya/Windsor finished fourth at the 2017 JGP in Riga, Latvia. Later in the month, they competed at the 2017 CS Nebelhorn Trophy, the final qualifying opportunity for the 2018 Winter Olympics. Ranked fourth in the short program and third in the free skate, they won their first senior international medal, bronze. Their result also allowed them to become the first Australian pair skaters to compete at the Olympics since Danielle Carr / Stephen Carr's appearance at the 1998 Winter Olympics.

In October, Alexandrovskaya/Windsor placed first in both segments at the JGP event in Gdańsk, Poland; they were awarded the gold medal and qualified to the JGP Final in Nagoya, Japan. In December, they won gold at the final, becoming the first Australian champions in the event's history.

In January, Alexandrovskaya/Windsor finished 6th overall at the 2018 Four Continents Championships in Taipei, Taiwan. They were awarded a small silver medal for their performance in the short program. In February, the two represented Australia at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.[16] Ranked 18th in the short program, they were not among the 16 pairs who advanced to the free skate. They were more successful at the 2018 World Championships in Milan, Italy, placing 15th in the short program and 16th overall.

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Categories: 2000 births,Australian female pair skaters,Naturalised citizens of Australia,Russian emigrants to Australia,Sportspeople from Moscow,Sportspeople from Sydney,Figure skaters at the 2018 Winter Olympics,Olympic figure skaters of Australia

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