Moscow-born Ekaterina ‘Katia’ Alexandrovskaya and her partner Harley Windsor will make their Olympic debut in Pairs Figure Skating at PyeongChang 2018.
17-year-old Alexandrovskaya was introduced to Windsor in late 2015 by Windsor’s coaches Galina and Andrei Pachin. The Pachins’ were also from Russia and moved to Australia in the 1990s. They had trained Windsor in their elegant Russian style which was perfectly suited to Alexandrovskaya’s technique, as she had trained in the Russian system. The pair gelled instantly.
The dynamic duo has been the first Australians to make an ISU Final event and to win an ISU event. The pair made more Australian history when they won the 2017 Junior World Figure Skating Championships in Taipei City, Taiwan. Coming into the final round ranked third after the short program, the Aussie couple defeated their rivals from the world’s skating powerhouse nations to claim the gold medal in a confident and attacking free program.