Due to her Amazon training, Wonder Woman is stronger, faster, and a much better fighter than the average person.
Typing * Wrestling * Martial Arts C & D
The Justice League of America * U.S. Military Intelligence
Some time after the Amazons, under Aphrodite's direction, settled on Paradise Island, the goddess Athena instructed Queen Hippolyta in the art of molding a human form out of clay. The Queen made a life-sized figure of a little girl, and wished that the child might be given life. Aphrodite granted the wish, and gave the child the name of Diana, the Roman name for Artemis, goddess of the hunt.
Soon, little Diana showed herself to be, even as a child, superior in strength and speed to most Amazons (though she never surpassed Hippolyta). By the time she had reached womanhood, she was said to be beautiful as Aphrodite, wise as Athena, stronger than Hercules, and swifter than Mercury.
Years later, Diana spotted a figure drifting on a piece of airplane wreckage. This was Captain Steven Trevor of the U.S. Air Force, the first man she had ever seen. He had been following a Communist spy when he was shot down. Carrying him to the Amazon hospital, Diana was told his chances to live were slight. Working frantically on a project she had conceived, she perfected the purple healing ray. Although Trevor was by that time clinically dead, Diana used the ray to restore him to life.
Meantime, Aphrodite had decided to take a hand in battling the wave of crime and evil that was engulfing the world. She therefore told Hippolyta that the strongest of the Amazons must be selected to take Trevor back to America and stay as a champion to aid in the war against evil.
Knowing that Diana could easily win the competition to select the mightiest Amazon, Hippolyta forbade her to enter. However, the Princess had fallen in love with Trevor, and so she entered anyway, disguised with a mask. She did indeed win, and the shocked Hippolyta was forced to declare her daughter the winner and give her the costume she would wear as Wonder Woman. She soon joined the Justice League of America.