SEA Games Wushu Bronze Medalist Priscilla Hertati Lumban Gaol began training in wushu at the age of 17, after taking up an opportunity to compete for the Indonesian national team and earn money so she didn’t have to rely on her parents.
She was highly successful in this regard, capturing both an Indonesian National Wushu Championship and a local boxing title. She even won a bronze medal in wushu at the Southeast Asian Games, with her striking success spurring her towards a career in the cage. Since making her transition to mixed martial arts, Gaol has spent countless hours at the gym, with the goal of bringing her ground game up to speed with her elite striking so she can compete on the global stage of ONE Championship.
Now competing in the biggest stadiums across Asia on internationally televised bouts, Gaol’s life is a far cry from her early days in her parent’s small Jakarta bookstore. However, she wouldn’t have it any other way, and is determined to prove her skills and ability in pursuit of World Championship gold.