Aug 12, 2017, 5:33 PM
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Iran's female referee named best

Sari, Aug 12, IRNA -- A female Iranian was chosen as the best woman referee of the world Championships 2017 in Bangkok, Thailand.

Head of Martial Arts Association in Mazandaran Province Saber Akbarzadeh told Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) that Azar Maqdoori attended the World Championships for the fourth time.

'Maqdoori is an international referee who also officiated in the finals of the Championship this year, was awarded the title of best referee by the International Federation of Muay Thai Amateur (IFMA),' he said.

She is also the winner of Iran's best referee title, the official added.

The Muay Thai competitions were held August 5-11 in Bangkok, attended by Iran's team composed of 29-member in junior and senior female and male.

Muay Thai or Thai Boxing is a kind of combat sport with a Thai origin. The two-thousand-year-old sport is the national sport of Thailand and one of the main symbols of the south Asian country.