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Norah Flatley
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Flatley at the 2015 City of Jesolo Trophy

Full name

Norah Irene Flatley

Country represented

Flag of the United States of America United States of America

Born

March 10 2000 (2000-03-10) (age 17)
San Diego, California, USA

Years on National Team

2013-2015

Club

Chow's Gymnastics; Salto Gymnastics (former)

Coach(es)

Liang Chow

Current status

Retired

Norah Flatley (born March 10 in San Diego, CA) is a retired elite American gymnast. She trains under Liang Chow and her best event is balance beam. In her first year as an elite gymnast, she placed fifth in the all-around at the Junior Nationals, and was named to the National team.

Junior Career

2012

Flatley competed as a Level 10 gymnast in 2012, placing third in the all-around and first on balance beam at the Junior Olympic Nationals.

2013

Flatley qualified for elite level at the Parkettes National Elite Qualifier in 2013. At her first elite competition, the US Classic, she placed fourth in the all-around, fourth on uneven bars, and first on balance beam, qualifying to her first National Championships. There, she placed fifth in the all-around, fifteenth on vault, sixth on uneven bars, second on beam, and thirteenth on floor exercise. She was added to the National team.

2014

In March, she was named to the junior American team for the City of Jesolo Trophy, which marked her international debut.[1] She contributed to the American's gold medal finish, won bronze in the all-around, and a second gold on balance beam. Following Jesolo, she was named to the American team for the Pacific Rim Championships, where she won team and balance beam gold and placed fourth on uneven bars.[2] She also intially placed third in the all-around but was bumped because of the "two-per-country" rule.

She competed at the U.S. Classic in early August. She competed with the seniors, but was still scored with the juniors, winning gold on beam, and bronze in the all-around and on uneven bars. At Nationals, she suffered uncharacteristic falls on balance beam, on both days, but rallied to win bronze in the all-around.

2015

Flatley competed at the City of Jesolo Trophy in March, winning team and balance beam gold and all-around and uneven bars silver. She missed the U.S. Classic in July due to a foot injury.[3] In October, she verbally committed to UCLA.[4]

Flatley became a senior elite gymnast in 2016, but missed the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. She announced her retirement in July 2017 along with plans to attend UCLA the following year.[5]

Medal Count

Year Event TF AA VT UB BB FX
2012Junior Olympic National Championships3rd1st
2013Junior U.S. Classic441st
Junior U.S. National Championships51562nd13
2014City of Jesolo Trophy1st3rd1st
Pacific Rim Championships1st41st
Junior U.S. Classic3rd3rd1st
Junior U.S. National Championships3rd152nd410
2015City of Jesolo Trophy1st2nd2nd1st

Floor Music

2015 - "Bari Improv" and "August's Rhapsody" from August Rush

References

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