Ali Zafar Atefi, an Afghan Muay Thai referee, was chosen as the best referee during the 2019 Asian Muay Thai Championships.
Mr. Zafar was awarded as the best referee by the International Federation of Muay Thai Associations at the closing ceremony of the championship.
The event, held in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), was attended by 300 athletes from 36 countries. Seven athletes, one coach, and two referees represented Afghanistan in this championship.
The Afghan National Muay Thai Team won one gold, one silver, and two bronze medals at the Asian Championships.
Shukria Bahmani won the gold medal in the 60 kg category while Arezo Hussain Zada won the silver medal in the 48 kg category.
Winners of the bronze medals are Shabnam Hussain Zada in the 48 kg category and Shir Hussain Azimi in the 60 kg category.