We need to take depression more seriously and stop belittling people who suffer through it. We're all in this thing together. Her poor mother must be devatated. May she find peace.
EDIT: Bestia....ova, must never be interviewed for the rest of her life. She comes across as a callous unsympathetic person. Her words only poúr salt on the wound.
In general, this is not typical for skaters and for athletes in general. Usually athletes are mentally strong people. Probably, some bad genes or some addictions led to her decision. I can only lean towards this conclusion. I wouldn't blame figure skating for it.
There were many bright moments in Katia Alexandrovskaya's life. A talented skater, she was ready to go to the end of the world, Australia, to pursue her dream and she accomplished so much in a very short time. After teaming up with Harley Windsor in late 2015, just a little over a year later she claimed the World Junior title with him, making history as the first Australian skaters to win an ISU Championship title. In 2018, they competed at the Olympic Winter Games. It is incredibly sad that apparently the darkness in her soul became stronger than her. According to the reports she left a note that just says "I love". Katia, you were loved by many. And you will be missed by many. R.I.P.
This is a selection of my photos of Katia and Harley including the very first ones from May 2016 when Nina Mozer proudly presented this new team to me.
My beautiful Katia, may you rest in peace. My heart goes to your family and everyone that knows you and that knows how strong you are.I truly hope that your heart and soul is happy at the moment and in a better place. I’m sending you so much love. All the memories we have together, I will cherish them forever in a special place in my heart. May light, love and happiness be with you. You will be missed my sweet angel
I "sad-reacted" to this only because this board doesn't have an "angry-react".I didn’t want to mention it but here’s the link to Bestemianova’s interview:
«Это катастрофа. Конечно, она была нездорова». Бестемьянова отреагировала на смерть Александровской - 18 июля 2020 - Sport24Олимпийская чемпионка Наталья Бестемьянова прокомментировала новость о смерти чемпионки мира среди юниоров в парном катании Екатерины Александровской.sport24.ru
"... Our mental illnesses are valid.
When an Olympian breaks a bone, everyone rushes to help. The world is so accepting of our physical injuries...but what happens when our brain breaks? We get left in the dark. It’s ignorance. And that ignorance has created a world that doesn’t understand depression, that doesn’t understand mental health."