Former Olympic figure skater Alexandra Paul died in a car crash, according to Skate Canada.
“During her illustrious career, Alexandra and partner Mitchell Islam won multiple international medals, claimed three Canadian Championship medals and competed at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games,” Skate Canada said in a statement. “Her commitment to excellence was matched only by her warmth and kindness, which endeared her to fellow athletes, coaches, and fans alike.”
Alexandra Paul net worth
Paul had a net worth of $5 million, according to All Famous Birthday.
Alexandra Paul cause of death
Earlier this week, Paul was involved in a seven-vehicle crash in Melancthon Township, approximately 60 miles north-west of Toronto.
The crash took place when an out-of-control truck plowed through a construction zone after it failed to slow down in time before slamming into the lineup of cars shortly after 3 p.m. local time. Paul was pronounced dead at the scene.
Also in the car was her baby son, who sustained non-threatening injuries and was taken to a local hospital. Three other people were injured in the crash, including a 67-year-old man who was airlifted to a trauma center in Toronto with serious injuries.
Alexandra Paul age
At the time of her death, Paul was 31 years old.
Alexandra Paul husband
Paul married her former skating partner, Mitchell Islam in 2021. She gave birth to their son Charlie in 2022.
Alexandra Paul career
After finishing third with Jason Cheperdak in junior ice dancing at the 2009 Canadian Championships, Paul was looking for a new partner. In February 2009, Paul had a successful tryout with Islam, who was a fellow skater at the Mariposa School of Skating in Barrie, Ontario. The duo began competing together during the 2009–2010 season. They won a silver medal at the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championship in 2010.
In 2011, 2014, and 2015, during their senior career, they also clinched the bronze medal at the Canadian national championships. They also competed at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, where the duo ranked 18th in the mixed ice dance event.
The pair retired from figure skating in 2016, after they won the bronze medal at US Classic International.
After retiring from skating, Paul got a law degree and became a practicing attorney in 2021. “We will miss her joyful personality and her intense passion for her work and her family. She was kind, curious and driven in every endeavur she pursued,” her firm, Barriston Law, said after her death.