Alexandra Paul, a 31-year-old Canadian Olympic figure skater, passed away in an automobile accident.
She was killed on Tuesday in Ontario after a truck slammed into several stationary automobiles, according to authorities.
Her infant, who was in the car with her, lived and received hospital treatment for non-life-threatening wounds.
According to Skate Canada, Ms. Paul was a “shining star on and off the ice” who made a “indelible mark” on the figure skating community.
She earned a silver medal at the 2010 World Junior Figure Skating Championships and competed for Canada at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi.
She won numerous international medals with Mitchell Islam, her skating partner and husband, before quitting the sport in 2016.
In a statement, Skate Canada said, “It is with a heavy heart that Skate Canada announces the tragic demise of a beloved member of our skating community, Alexandra Paul.
“As we honor Alexandra’s accomplishments to the game, we also pause to consider the friendship and sportsmanship she embodied.
She demonstrated the virtues of resiliency, tenacity, and sportsmanlike behavior. She was not only a talented athlete but also a true role model for aspiring skaters.
“During this difficult time, our thoughts are with Alexandra’s family, friends, and everyone who was fortunate enough to know her.”
The former Twitter user and sports journalist Michele Tafoya referred to Ms. Paul as “an accomplished young woman” in a post on X.