Switzerland and Norway lead after three days of play at the World Wheelchair Curling Championships in Stirling ©World Curling

Switzerland and defending champions Norway moved to joint top of the rankings on day three of the World Wheelchair Curling Championship in Scotland with a record of four wins and one loss.

Today’s seventh session of round-robin play at The Peak venue in Stirling saw Norway beat the United States 8-5 and Switzerland defeat Canada 8-4.

Paralympic champions China had their ambitions checked by a 7-6 defeat to Estonia earlier in the day, and now stand joint third with Russia, who beat Latvia 7-4.

China have only two of their Paralympians competing, skip Haitao Wang and alternate Qiang Zhang.

Scotland edge past South Korea 7-6 for their third successive victory, lifting them to fifth place.

The hosts are led by Aileen Neilson, making her ninth World Championship appearance at this year's event.

Canada and Germany, who lost 9-3 to Slovakia, are bottom of the table and seeking a first victory in an expanded Championship that now comprises the world’s top 12 teams.

The round-robin stage is due to continue until Friday (March 8).

Teams ranked first and second at the end of the round robin progress directly to the semi-finals.

Bronze and gold medal finals are scheduled to be held on Sunday (March 10),