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Seattle Brothers Earn Bronze in 49er Class

September 25, 2000|Associated Press

Seattle brothers Jonathan McKee and Charlie McKee won the bronze medal in sailings 49er class.

"It's pretty exciting," said Jonathan McKee, the skipper. "We've sailed together on and off for 25 years and we've never had an opportunity to go to the Olympics [together], and here we are. It's definitely something special to do it together."

Jonathan McKee, 40, won the Flying Dutchman gold medal in 1984 and Charlie, 38, took the 470 bronze in 1988.

Ian Barker and Simon Hiscocks of Britain won the silver. The gold medal was determined Saturday. It went to Thomas Johanson and Jyrki Jarvi of Finland.

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