The winner of the Women's World Gurning Championship was rushed to hospital at the weekend after she collapsed at the end of her performance.
Anne Woods was taken to West Cumberland Hospital moments after triumphing at the Egremont Crab Fair in Cumbria.
The 62-year-old's four-minute performance appeared to take its toll and she suddenly fell to the ground outside the compeition room after being declared the winner.
Male champion gurner Tommy Mattinson, who won the world title for the 12th time last weekend, said: 'I came outside to get some fresh air and Anne was lying on the floor.
'I got help immediately and she was rushed to hospital.
'Being on stage is physically exerting and it also gets very very hot inside the competition room.
'Anne is getting on a bit now, and this won't have helped.