The Tamil Nadu lifter is expected to undergo rehab for injuries he suffered a couple of years ago. The two-time Commonwealth Games gold medallist will be attended by the same doctor.
The programme was sanctioned by the sports ministry's Mission Olympic Cell last month.
Coach says this will help address the lifter's bio-mechanical issues before the Olympics
Wrestler Sakshi Malik and weightlifter Mirabai Chanu, former Khel Ratna winners both, were not considered for Arjuna this year by the sports ministry.
Last week, the Justice (retd) Mukundakam Sharma-led selection committee had recommended 29 names for the Arjuna Award to the Sports Ministry.
Confined at NIS centre in Patiala, Mirabai Chanu using free time to redraw Olympic plans and keep herself fit
The modified qualification system might work in favour of a couple of Indian weightlifters, the Indian Weightlifting Federation (IWLF) believes.
An official of the Indian Weightlifting Federation said that the international parent body will take a decision on the way forward in a meeting on March 17-18 in Lausanne, Switzerland.
At the National Weightlifting Championships in Kolkata, Mirabai Chanu rewrote her own national record in women’s 49kg before flashing her trademark smile.
Mirabai has the world at her feet as she earned India's first gold medal at Gold Coast after smashing the Games records in 48kg category snatch, clean and jerk.
Following Chanu's spectacular display at Commonwealth Games, Malleswari believes that they could now expect a better performance from her in 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Chanu started her campaign in spectacular fashion by breaking the existing Games record with a lift of 80 kilograms in her very first attempt in the snatch section.
The Manipuri powerhouse left the competition far behind by setting Games records in the snatch, clean and jerk as well as the total.
Chanu, who claimed a silver at the 2014 CWG, is being considered a sure shot for India as her personal best stands over 10kg more than her nearest rival in the competition.
President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi today hailed Saikhom Mirabai Chanu's gold-medal winning effort.