Wandering off the pool deck Stany ran smack into his 15 minutes of fame and a rabid international press contingent ready for a good news story.
"Stany, Stany" they yelled his name. They knew him, they wanted him. He looked a little bewildered. He stopped. And then he spoke, long and with great thought. On and on, and on and on. And all in French. There was a French to Chinese translator there but she spoke no English. A pack of 20 reporters from all over the world grew restive, then annoyed, then furiously affronted.
"Did you train with Eric the Eel?" they shouted. "Are you proud of your performance?" Still he talked on mysteriously.
He was also nicknamed "Stany the Stingray" in the Danish, Argentinian, British, Canadian, New Zealand and Australian press.