Gymnastics News Network
By: Eileen Patchey
Elite gymnast Norah Flatley has announced that she will no longer be competing at the elite level. Flately will continue train at Chow’s Gymnastics in Iowa, and will return to JO level 10 in preparation for joining UCLA in 2018.
Flatley qualified to Junior International Elite status in 2013 having no previous Hopes or Pre-Elite experience. She qualified to the US Classic in Chicago, IL where she placed 4th all-around (56.500) and first on beam. Flately accumulated the highest beam score of the meet for both seniors and juniors (15.2). At National Championships, Flatley’s two day total of 112.400 placed her 5th all-around. She won a silver medal on beam and posted the highest all-around score for a first year junior. Flately was then named to the US Junior National Team.
Flatley’s first international competition was at the City of Jesolo Trophy competition in Jesolo, Italy in 2014. She took home 2 gold and 1 bronze. That year she also competed at the Pacific Rim Championships in April in Richmond, Canada, where she won two gold medals. At the 2014 Secret US Classic, Flatley placed third in the all-around, tied with Deanne Soza. Â She won bars at junior national championships.
2015 was Flatley’s last year as a Junior International Elite. She competed at the 2015 City of Jesolo Trophy where she took home 4 medals-2 gold (Team and Beam) and 2 silver (All-Around and Bars). Flately missed the US Classic and US National Championships due to a foot injury.
Flatley was set for her Senior International debut in 2016 but withdrew from all competitions due to injury.
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