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Erica Sullivan has captured the nation’s attention following her silver-medal swim in the 1,500-meter freestyle on Wednesday.

The American swimmer first dazzled the media in her post-race press conference, speaking fluent Japanese. (Sullivan speaks the language with her mother, who is a Japanese citizen.)

Sullivan has also been candid about her painful journey to the Olympics, speaking out about mental health at the Olympic Trials back in June.

“I’m proud of the mental health barriers that I got through, with my dad dying in 2017 and really hitting a rock bottom in 2018 from the stress of losing a parent at age 16 and having to get over the anxiety, the panic attacks, the depression, the PTSD, all that,” said Sullivan.

Following her Olympic triumph, Sullivan kept up the refreshing and courageous candor, addressing what it means to represent the USA.

“I’m multicultural. I’m queer. I’m a lot of minorities. That’s what America is. To me, America is not about being a majority. It’s about having your own start. The American Dream is coming to a country to establish what you want to do with your life.”

Sullivan also used her time with the media to make a humble (and relatable) request: a chance to a meet with USWNT stars Tobin Heath and Christen Press.

“I would like to use this shot to say that if the women’s soccer team, especially Tobin Heath and Christen Press, would like to reach out, that would mean the world.”

Here’s hoping for a meetup between Sullivan, Press and Heath before the Closing Ceremony in Tokyo.