Thirty-three potential Paralympians were identified at a youth development programme event in Chile.
The initiative, called "Para Chile Talents" took place in Coquimbo and was organised by the Paralympic Committee of Chile (PCC) across two days.
The aim was to develop new talent from grassroots level and increase future athlete representation.
Most of the athletes identified are expected to be part of the national teams competing at future events, it is claimed.
Swimming coach Nicolas Mafio and table tennis coach Francisco Carrasco were in charge of training the young athletes and assessing their performances.
"This programme was a success," said Sebastian Verdugo, the PCC's technical head.
"We gathered 33 young kids from this area and we now hope to continue training with them and have many of them competing at our national events."
Chile won 14 gold medals, 10 silvers and four bronzes at the 2017 Youth Parapan American Games in Brazilian city São Paulo last month.
This saw the country finish fifth on the medals table.
At the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games in September, 15 athletes represented Chile but they failed to win a medal.
Chile's only Paralympic medal was a gold at London 2012, when athlete Cristian Valenzuela won the men's 5,000 metres T11 event.