Harley Windsor will be Australia’s first Indigenous Winter Olympian as he joins partner Katia Alexandrovskaya in Pairs Figure Skating for PyeongChang 2018.
The 21-year-old from Rooty Hill in Sydney’s west started the sport as a nine-year-old, after he was inspired by skaters at the Blacktown ice rink. He worked with Russian coaches Galina and Andrei Pachin at the Canterbury Ice Rink, who trained him in the elegant Russian style; which matched perfectly with Alexandrovskaya’s technique from her Russian skating heritage when their pair were introduced in late 2015.
Windsor made his international debut with Katia at the Junior Grand Prix in Czech Republic in September 2016. They placed eighth overall in what was Windsor’s second-ever pairs competition. The dynamic duo has been the first Australians to make an ISU Final event and to win an ISU event.