Biles was born in Columbus. Drug and alcoholism plagued her parents. Her birth father left, and Shannon couldn't care for Simone and her three siblings. Ron Biles and Nellie, Shannon's father, adopted three-year-old Simone and Adria from foster care.
Nellie Biles also helped Simone by sitting down with her at the start of each year to set goals and track her growth.
Simon Biles made her junior national debut in the 2011 American Classic in Houston, placing third in all-around and first in vault.
She finished third on balancing beam, tied for second in floor exercise, and won vault and all-around at the 2012 American Classic. She finished second in floor exercise and won in vault and all-around at the 2012 U.S. Classic.
She was a few months too young to compete for the 2012 Olympic squad at 15, which may have been fortuitous. Everyone noticed her vaulting strength when she made her senior international debut at the 2013 American Cup.
Biles made the 2016 Olympics team, and Boorman managed USA Gymnastics Women. Brazil hosted the 2016 Olympics in Rio. Biles led the American gymnasts to winning the team event on August 9, 2016, by over eight points over the Russian team.
On July 7, 2022, awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to 17 people, including gymnast Simone Biles.