Norway and Scotland have the same record at the top of the men's standings ©Getty images

Norway and Scotland have maintained unbeaten starts in the men’s World Junior Curling Championships after the third day of the event in Jönköping in Sweden.

Norway, led by skipper Grunde Buraas, defeated Italy 8-5 before crushing South Korea to 12-1 in just six ends.

Following a single point in the first end and South Korea replying in the third, Norway scored four in the fourth, a single in the fifth and six in the sixth.

Scotland beat Germany 6-4 and Italy 10-3 at the Jönköping Curling Club to ensure they remain level with Norway on five wins.

Germany are the closest to the top two after recovering from their loss to Scotland with a comfortable 8-3 victory over the United States.

South Korea also enjoyed some success with their own 8-3 win against Sweden.

New Zealand fell to five consecutive defeats after losing 10-2 to Canada and 9-3 to Sweden.

Switzerland beat the US 8-6 as well as Canada 7-5.

In the women’s event, Latvia and Norway are also unbeaten sitting joint top of the standings with four wins.

Latvia fended off Denmark to claim a 9-7 victory while Norway strolled past Canada in nine ends, defeating their opponents 11-5.

The US remain third after overcoming Sweden 7-4 and Japan repeated the same scoreline against Scotland.

Switzerland overcame South Korea 8-2 to ensure they have a record of two wins and two losses.