Playing as Board 1 for Japan at the Olympiad, Ryosuke scored a strong 7/11, beating two GMs in the last two rounds:
His performance rating was just over 2450, so as per Olympiad regulations he scored a double IM norm and gained 30.8 points, bringing his live rating to 2374.8.
Next, he flew to Latvia for the Riga Technical University Open. After the Swiss rollercoaster of win-loss-win-loss in the first four rounds, Ryosuke got down to business, scoring 3.5/5 against strong opposition, beating an IM in the last round to finish on 5.5/9.
His performance rating? Exactly 2450, gaining the third and final IM norm.
His rating gain? Exactly 25.2.
2374.8 + 25.2 = 2400.0.
Ryosuke's title will be ratified at the FIDE Presidential Board meeting at Sochi in November. Congratulations!!