Photo credit: Peter Holgersson
"This is what I've been training twice a day for the past 15 years for. This is going to be one of my greatest achievements, no matter what I do in the future," says Jerker Lysell.
Emil Svensk, also studying civil engineering, came in 10th in the same event.
Both students are part of "LiU Elitidrott", a university initiative to provide the best possible training support in elite athletics and orienteering.
The World Orienteering Championships take place in Strömstad, Sweden, and the surrounding countryside, 20-27 August.
The Swedish Orienteering Federation (in Swedish)