Mourning in ice art sport: Former Olympic participant Alexandra Paul dies in a car accident
Canadian figure skater Alexandra Paul has died in a traffic accident. According to media reports, the 31-year-old died in a collision between several vehicles in Toronto. Her one-year-old son and two other people were injured.
The figure sport mourns after the sudden death of Alexandra Paul: The Canadian figure skater and former Olympic participant died on Tuesday afternoon at the age of 31 in an accident involving several vehicles.
According to media reports, a truck crashed into seven standing people in the community of Melancthon Township, northwest of Toronto vehicles up. Paul was fatally injured in her car and died at the scene of the accident. Three other people were also injured, including her son, who was taken to hospital. However, his life was not in danger.
Alexandra Paul won several international medals
“Alexandra was a shining star both on and off the ice. Her dedication, passion and remarkable talents left an indelible mark on the figure skating world,” Skate Canada, the governing body for figure skating in Canada, said in a statement his website. And further: “She was not only a successful athlete, but also a real role model for aspiring figure skaters.”
Paul and her figure skating partner Mitchell Islam had a successful career in figure skating. They won several international medals, it is said. Accordingly, they won three medals at Canadian championships. In 2014 they took part in the Winter Olympics in Sochi.
Two years later, Paul ended her figure skating career and went to law school. She finally became a lawyer in 2021. In the same year she married her partner Islam, who works as a skating coach. The two had a son last year.
After accident: Almost $200,000 raised in fundraiser
After Paul’s death, a fundraiser for the family was launched. According to The Guardian, $190,000 had already been raised by Sunday afternoon.