|Representing Soviet Union|
|Representing the Unified Team|
Lavrov is also the only athlete to have won Olympic gold medals for three different teams, winning gold for the Soviet Union in 1988, the Unified Team in 1992, and for Russia in 2000. Four years later, at the age of 42, he won his fourth olympic medal, another unique feat for a handball player, when his Russian team earned third place and the bronze medals at the 2004 Athens Olympic games.
In 2001, Andrey Lavrov was voted "Russian handball player of the century" in his home country.