Norah Flatley (born March 10 in San Diego, CA) is an 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.
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.
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.
In March, she was named to the junior American team for the City of Jesolo Trophy, which marked her international debut. 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. 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.
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. In October, she verbally committed to UCLA.
Flatley becomes a senior elite gymnast in 2016, just in time for the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
|2012||Junior Olympic National Championships||3rd||1st|
|2013||Junior U.S. Classic||4||4||1st|
|Junior U.S. National Championships||5||15||6||2nd||13|
|2014||City of Jesolo Trophy||1st||3rd||1st|
|Pacific Rim Championships||1st||4||1st|
|Junior U.S. Classic||3rd||3rd||1st|
|Junior U.S. National Championships||3rd||15||2nd||4||10|
|2015||City of Jesolo Trophy||1st||2nd||2nd||1st|