Rudolph ran the finals in the 100-meter dash in a wind-aided time of seconds. (The record-setting time was not credited as a world record , because the wind, at metres ( yd) per second, exceeded the maximum of 2 metres ( yd).) Rudolph became the first American woman to win a gold medal in the 100-meter race since Helen Stephens's win in the 1936 Summer Olympics .   Coincidentally, Jesse Owens 's gold medal in the same event twenty-four years earlier was not classified as a record because it was wind-assisted as well. Rudolph won another gold medal in the finals of the 200-meter dash with a time of seconds, after setting a new Olympic record of seconds in the opening heat.  After these wins she was hailed throughout the world as "the fastest woman in history." 
Reed Morano recently served as a director and executive producer of the of the first three episodes of critically acclaimed The Handmaid’s Tale for Hulu and MGM based on Margaret Atwood’s book. The New York Times described Morano’s work on the show as “unflinching, vital and scary as hell.” One of Playlists’ 20 Best Breakthrough Directors of 2015, Morano also earned an Independent Spirit Award nomination for cinematography in her stunning directorial debut Meadowland starring Olivia Wilde and Luke Wilson, where she also served as the film’s cinematographer. In June of 2017, Morano was presented with the Distinguished Vanguard Filmmaker Award at the UCLA Directors Spotlight.