The news hit us hard. Alexandra Paul, the former Olympic figure skater, passed away at 31. She represented Canada in the Sochi 2014 Games, where she finished 18th in the ice dance competition. The sad part is, she died in a car accident on a Tuesday, as reported by Canadian media.
Skate Canada, the organization that oversees skating in Canada, shared the news with heavy hearts. They said, “Alexandra Paul, a beloved member of our skating community, has suddenly left us.” They remembered her as a shining star both on and off the ice. Her dedication, passion, and talent left a big mark in figure skating.
So, about that crash thing, they’re still figuring it out. But one thing’s for sure, it’s just plain tragic. Hopefully, her peeps – family and friends – can look back on good times and feel better, you know? Community’s got their back too.
Alexandra’s skating journey had some impressive milestones. She won a silver medal in the World Junior Figure Skating Championships in 2010. She decided to retire from competitive skating in 2016. It’s sad that her story had to end this way.