Dmitry and Maksim Ivanov of Russia moved into a joint lead at the top of the men's acrobatic gymnastics rankings ©FIG

Dmitry and Maksim Ivanov of Russia moved into a joint lead at the top of the men's acrobatic gymnastics rankings as they claimed victory at the World Cup event in Geneva.

The Russian duo topped the podium in the pairs event with a score of 29.360 points at the Centre Sportif Bois-des-Frères in the Swiss city.

Their total proved enough to beat Timur Berg and Eyal Palgi Sadik of Israel, who had to settle for second place, while the bronze medal went to Germany’s Michail Kraft and Tim Sebastian.

The Russian pairing now have 60 world ranking points, the same as Belgian duo Kilian Goffaux and Robin Casse, who did not compete in Geneva.

Portugal's Carolina Dias and Joao Martins picked up their second victory of the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) Acrobatic World Cup season as they won the mixed pairs competition.

Dias and Martins outscored the rest of the field with a total of 29.980, denying Russia another victory as Victoria Aksenova and Kirill Startsev and Elena Murashko and Ivan Nesterenko finished second and third respectively.

Duan Yushan, Ji Qiuqiong and Liu Jieyu of China emerged victorious in the women's group event, scoring 28.610 to comfortably secure top spot.

They performed their combined routine with the highest difficulty score in the medal round to beat off competition from the United States’ Sophie Gruszka, Morgan Sweeney and Amanda Waterson, who ended with silver.

Russia’s Polina Galanova, Viktoriia Kudriavtseva and Alina Petrova did enough for third.

Fu Zhi, Guo Pei, Jiang Heng and Zhang Junshuo looked on course to add another title to the Chinese haul in the men's group event as they topped the qualification standings but they were beaten by Britain in the final.

Paul Dixon, Steven Dixon, Finnian Gavin and Jesse Heskett managed to achieve higher technical scores when it mattered, ending with 29.430.

The Chinese quartet were second, while Sebastian Grohmann, Vincent Kuehne, Erik Leppuhner and Tom Maedler earned bronze.